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28 Jul 2017 description
The camp was meant as a temporary solution to host refugees who would soon go back to their homes in Syria. What started off as a temporary camp is now a town housing 80,000 refugees.
27 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
The additional funding is part of Australia’s three-year AU$220 million humanitarian and resilience response in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria, which aims to ensure that every child in the Kingdom is enrolled in school.
06 Jul 2017 description
An estimated 45,000 to 50,000 people are stranded at two remote locations – Hadalat and Rukban – at the berm. Aid deliveries are expected to resume this week in a volatile security environment.
20 Jun 2017 description
report CARE
A CARE International report states that Syrians in Jordan remain desperate for work, impacted by debt, and struggling with changing gender roles within families.
28 Jan 2017 description
A new report assesses the immediate effects of transfers on reducing barriers to accessing basic services and employment, as well as considering the long-term implications of improvements in economic and social outcomes.
27 Dec 2016 description
UNRWA Emergency Coordination Unit provides Palestine refugees from Syria with cash assistance to cover their basic needs. In April 2016, the Agency introduced the e-card.
07 Dec 2016 description
Zaatari clinic is shut and MSF’s wards in Ramtha hospital stand nearly empty, while the fighting and airstrikes in southern Syria continue unabated, and the need to provide lifesaving treatment to severely-wounded Syrians grows.
23 Nov 2016 description
The resumption of assistance to 85,000 stranded Syrians comes at the start of the coldest period of the year. The area was sealed off after the June 2016 attacks on Jordanian military personnel.
22 Nov 2016 description
The dire humanitarian situation and almost impossible living conditions threaten to worsen dramatically as a typical desert winter rolls in for 75,000 Syrians at the "Berm."
16 Sep 2016 description
With support from CERF, UNICEF launched an unconditional Child Cash Grant in 2015 and provided nearly $30 per child per month to 15,000 Syrian refugee families living in Jordan.
15 Sep 2016 description
Fresh accounts gathered by Amnesty International from people in the area on the Syria-Jordan border, known as the berm, paint a desperate picture of human suffering.
02 Sep 2016 description
With over 75 per cent of the population estimated to be women and children, they desperately need assistance and support,” Mr. O’Brien said, acknowledging support already provided by Jordanian authories.
22 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund
With an estimated 91,000 Syrian refugee children out-of-school in Jordan, the Ministry of Education, in partnership with UNICEF, and support from donors, aims at enrolling all Syrian children in the new school year.
16 Aug 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch
More than one-third of school-aged Syrian children registered with the UN refugee agency in Jordan – over 80,000 out of 226,000 children – were not in formal education during the last school year.
11 Aug 2016 description
People fleeing conflict in Syria are gathering between two earthen ridges at the border – otherwise known as ‘the Berm’. There are no latrines, no intrinsic water, no consistent food or healthcare.
13 Jun 2016 description
report IRIN
Some 60,000 Syrians are currently trapped in Rukban and the smaller Hadalat, makeshift camps in a barren slice of desert at the border between Syria and Jordan.
06 Jun 2016 description
Since the commencement of the e-card distribution on 26 April 2016, 11,815 cards have been given to families benefiting from the Social Safety Net Programme in Jordan.
19 Apr 2016 description
Jordan has introduced measures that could significantly ease the way for Syrian refugees to work legally, potentially helping up to 78,000 people find work in the short term.
23 Mar 2016 description
Grossly inadequate support from the international community and barriers imposed by the government of Jordan are leaving Syrian refugees unable to access health care and other vital services, said Amnesty in a new report.
03 Mar 2016 description
As education has worsened for Syrian children, Jordan’s own efforts at reform have been derailed. The quality of education has declined due to overcrowded classrooms and overstretched resources.