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26 Aug 2018 description

Jordan is one of the countries most affected by the Syria crisis, with the second highest share of refugees compared to its population in the world, 89 refugees per 1,000 inhabitants.
The majority of Syrian refugees in Jordan live in urban areas and in poverty: over 85% live below the poverty line. 48% of refugees are children, and 4% are elderly.
The Government of Jordan has taken steps to open formal employment opportunities for Syrians. More than 50,000 refugees have active work permits.

26 Aug 2018 description

Cash Assistance was distributed to 137,319 persons, of which 129,167 were Syrians, 6,340 were Iraqi and 1,812 were of other nationalities.

6,081 patients were received in Rukban clinic on the North East border, with 61 referrals to Jordanian hospitals.

ILO and UNHCR signed a Letter of Understanding, aiming to promote decent work for Syrian refugees and host communities.

755,959 Refugees in Jordan as of 15 Aug 2018

83% Refugees living outside camps in urban areas

09 Aug 2018 description
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In this issue

  1. Humanitarian & Development Overview
  2. Partners activities in Camps
  3. Partners activities in Host Community
  4. Advocacy 5. Changing the narrative 6. Voice from Jordan

Humanitarian and Development Overview

02 Jul 2018 description

To celebrate World Refugee Day, the #withrefugees summer bazaar hosted 35 stalls of refugee vendors over two days.

4,255 patients were received in Rukban clinic on the North East border during the month of May, with 60 referrals to Jordanian hospitals.

The Government extended the grace period for work permits to be issued to Syrian workers for free until 31 December 2018.

751,746
Refugees in Jordan as of 15 June 2018

19 Jun 2018 description

Jordan is one of the countries most affected by the Syria crisis, with the second highest share of refugees compared to its population in the world, 89 refugees per 1,000 inhabitants.

The majority of Syrian refugees in Jordan live in urban areas and in poverty: over 85% live below the poverty line. 48% of refugees are children, and 4% are elderly.

The Government of Jordan has taken steps to open formal employment opportunities for Syrians. Nearly 50,000 refugees have active work permits.

14 Jun 2018 description

As Eid approaches, women from around the Arab world join forces to make traditional holiday pastries and deliver them to needy families in Amman.

By Annie Sakkab and Charlie Dunmore in Amman, Jordan | 14 June 2018

The women are refugees from Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Sudan and Somalia, as well as local Jordanians, and they have gathered to make ma’amoul – a traditional shortbread pastry that is consumed across the Arab world during Eid celebrations to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

05 Jun 2018 description

Amman, 4 June 2018 – Today UNHCR and the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD), under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Basma bint Talal, officially inaugurated its new inclusive Community Centre in Nuzha, Amman, with a group Iftar.
The centre provides activities and a chance to come together for both Jordanians and refugees of all nationalities.