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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.
Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — Four countries along the Balkans refugee route to Western Europe have closed their borders to people not seeking asylum from war-torn countries such as Syria, Iraq, or Afghanistan. The decision has cut short the long journey for thousands of migrant men, women, and children fleeing their countries in search of a better life in European nations. They are now left stranded at border crossings or in foreign lands with no resources to return home. Winter weather only worsens their situation.
Purpose of this paper
Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — In spite of worsening weather on land and sea, the number of refugees from Syria and other war torn countries landing on the Greek isles this year has surpassed 500,000. Greece remains the busiest entry point for new sea arrivals in the Mediterranean. Overwhelmed Greek island authorities lack the resources to continue feeding refugees as the country struggles to address the needs of its own people affected by the economic crisis now in its sixth year.
Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — Hardship and tragedy had aged Noor well beyond a woman in her late twenties. She and her husband had left their village in Syria for Jordan to flee the violence and bloodshed. On their way to the border her husband was killed, leaving Noor a widowed refugee with a six-month-old infant to care for alone.