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NEW YORK, September 24, 2018 – Twenty companies today announced that they will leverage their core business and social responsibility initiatives to support refugees and host communities in Jordan and around the world, providing a range of opportunities including jobs, training, investments, and new business lines.
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.
Cindy Huang and Kate Gough
Last week, CGD co-hosted an event with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) with a simple premise that contradicts much conventional wisdom: refugees are not a burden, but a development asset. That premise compels the question: what policies, financing, and partnerships are needed to realize the promise of mutual benefit?
The worldwide tour will include dozens of events designed to raise awareness of the plight of people forced to flee conflict, violence or persecution.
By Elisabet Diaz Sanmartin
ZA’ATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, launched its #WithRefugees World Tour on Friday with a day of sports at Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp, ending with an Olympic-style torch relay by young refugees.
As part of efforts to assist the most vulnerable refugees in Jordan during the winter months, UNHCR provided $34.8 million in cash to over 235,000 refugees (56,000 families) of all nationalities living outside camps. In addition, nearly 115,000 Syrian refugees (24,000 families) in the two camps of Zaatari and Azraq also received a cash payment to buy winter materials. This assistance was supplemented by distribution of items such as insulation materials, gas cylinders, and shelter repairs in both camps.
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 80% live below the poverty line. 51% of refugees are children, and 4% are elderly.
The Government of Jordan has taken steps to open formal employment opportunities for Syrians. 46,000 work permits were issued in 2017 alone.
Working with Partners
AMMAN, 13th February, 2018 (WAM) -- A delegation from the Cancer Patient Care Society (CPCS)–Rahma, led by its Director-General Nora Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi, visited the UAE-Jordanian Mrajeeb Al Fhood refugee camp in Jordan, to raise the awareness of Syrian refugees about cancer and help cancer patients.
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Amman, Jordan, February 13, 2018—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has signed an agreement with IrisGuard, a Jordanian company specializing in iris-scanning technology, to help boost financial inclusion and improve the lives of Syrian refugees in Jordan and the region.
Veronique Barbelet, Jessica Hagen-Zanker and Dina Mansour-Ille
• In February 2016, a new approach to dealing with protracted displacement was signed: the Jordan Compact. In return for billions of dollars in grants and loans and preferential trade agreements with the European Union (EU), Jordan committed to improving access to education and legal employment for its Syrian refugees.
The unprecedented rate of global urbanisation is heightening the role of cities as safe havens for the world’s marginalised. This is particularly true for displaced populations, who today number more than 65 million people, the majority of whom are making their way to cities. Once they arrive, they tend to live on the fringes of urban society, marginalised in a way that only exacerbates their vulnerabilities and increases their risks.
Restricted and poor access to adequate housing in locations of transit can push refugees and other migrants to return home or move to alternative destinations.
The ability to access adequate housing impacts refugees and other migrants’ access to other rights and resources including residency.
For those refugees and other migrants who move irregularly, a lack of regular documentation and recognised status leaves them open to exploitation in terms of housing, among other things.
Bern, 16.05.2017 - Migration, its consequences and what a country like Switzerland can do to help will be at the top of the agenda during Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter's two-day trip to Cyprus and Jordan. Mr Burkhalter, who is head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, will be in Cyprus on Friday to attend the meeting of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. He will then go to Amman, the capital of Jordan, to inaugurate a water supply system in Azraq refugee camp.
On visit to Jordan, Secretary General António Guterres warns that failure to address Syria crisis risks playing into hands of extremist groups.
By: Charlie Dunmore
ZA’ATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan – United Nations Secretary General António Guterres on Tuesday urged the international community to increase its support for Syrian refugees and the countries hosting them, warning that failure to do so risked undermining global security.
A sense of calm reigns over Za’atari camp. The usually hum of heavy machinery has ceased and the construction sites that once invaded neighbourhoods have disappeared. Under the earth now lies 979 septic tanks connected via roughly 98,000 meters of piping to the toilets and showers of some 6,400 houses in the camp.
On March 7th, 2017, ACTED completed installing the last pipes connecting all households in ACTED districts of Za’atari camp to the desludging network.
The war in Syria has raged on for six years, causing a staggering 11 million people to flee for their lives — the largest refugee crisis of our time.
More than six million are displaced inside the country, and nearly five million have fled to nearby countries in search of safety. But many, including the 1.7 million Syrians registered in neighbouring Jordan and Lebanon, are living in precarious circumstances.
About this document
This document was developed by the Disability Task Force (DTF) as technical guidance for humanitarian organisations providing services for refugees and vulnerable host populations with disabilities in camp and non-camp settings in Jordan.
It highlights areas of intervention necessary for a holistic scope of specialized health and education services, which the DTF will use to identify gaps in order to improve the quality and coverage of specialised disability services in the humanitarian response in Jordan.
In line with UNHCR’s global Strategy for Public Health (2014 – 2018), with the support of the Gates Foundation, UNHCR started a special project to improve neonatal care focusing on low cost interventions in Jordan, Kenya and South Sudan.
Donors continue to support expansion, improvement of Jordanian education system
AMMAN (May 26, 2016) – The European Union, Germany, Norway, United Kingdom and United States, together with UNICEF, today announced their support to the Government of Jordan’s landmark commitment, made at the Syrian Conference in London earlier this year, to educate every child in Jordan in the 2016/2017 school year.