Jordan: UNHCR Operational Update, April 2018
82 different activities reached over 3,600 people through the 25 Community Support Committees supporting refugees across Jordan.
UNHCR Azraq awarded SET4Food Humanitarian Energy Award for its solar plant project supplying energy in a humanitarian setting.
Rectification of Status campaign began 4 March; 9,042 Asylum Seeker Certificates issued in the first month.
High profile visits
Canadian Director General of Humanitarian Assistance Mr Stephen Salewicz visited Azraq refugee camp on 22 March, accompanied by Canada’s Ambassador to Jordan HE Peter MacDougall and UNHCR Jordan Representative. The visit focused on Canada’s continuing commitment to protection and assistance to refugees in Jordan. Canada is currently the top donor to UNHCR Jordan, having contributed over USD 10 Million of unearmarked funds for 2018.
The Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe visited Jordan under the auspices of the Jordanian Parliament on 21 and 22 March 2018. The sixty strong delegation visited Zaatari camp on Thursday 22 March upon conclusion of their scheduled committee meetings, and were also briefed by UNHCR Representative as a speaker/moderator during their committee meeting. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) is the parliamentary arm of the Council of Europe, a 47-nation international organisation dedicated to upholding human rights, democracy and the rule of law. The Council of Europe is an older and wider circle of nations than the 28-member European Union – it includes, for example, Russia and Turkey – and oversees the European Court of Human Rights.