MSF mental health activities manager Heidi Mitton explains the mental healthcare needs and services in Irbid, Jordan, where MSF runs a non-communicable diseases (NCD) project for Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanians.
MSF teams at our non-communicable diseases (NCD) clinic in Irbid, Jordan, have worked with Syrian refugees living outside camps since December 2014. We opened this project to respond to the massive needs of the Syrian refugee living in non-camp settings.
Amman, Jordan, 16 October 2018 — The Government of the United States contributed a total of $46.2 million to UNICEF in 2018 for the survival, development, protection and well-being of children and youth in Jordan. The grant is part of the U.S commitment to support all vulnerable children in Jordan, including Syrian refugee children.
“The U.S contribution comes at a critical time for UNICEF when funding gaps are threatening the sustainability of services to children in Jordan,” said the UNICEF Representative Robert Jenkins.
$274.9 million UNHCR's financial requirements 2018
Statement by Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for Middle East and North Africa
AMMAN, 10 October 2018 - “In the past 48 hours, a five-day-old boy and a four-month-old girl died in Rukban, near Jordan’s north-eastern border with Syria, where they were without access to a hospital.
“While the UN-supported clinic near the border inside Jordan continues to provide basic health services for urgent life-saving cases, more sophisticated healthcare is required. This is only available in hospitals.
The agriculture sector in Jordan provides a critical source of sustenance and income, particularly for the poorest segments of society. Despite its relative level of importance, there is a lack of empirical evidence documenting employment and working conditions in the agriculture sector in Jordan. While small focus group discussions and anecdotal evidence suggest informality and unfavourable working conditions, little data exists to support these claims.