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22 Feb 2018 description

The Azraq Centre for Employment opened on 18 February, including a job fair with 24 companies and over 850 vacancies.

89 refugee students (Iraqis, Yemenis and Sudanese) received one off cash assistance for higher education, including 27 selected for DAFI scholarships in 2018 academic year.

40 different companies met during the World Future Energy Summit, including energy suppliers and innovators

High profile visits

22 Feb 2018 description

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

22 Feb 2018 description
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Introduction

This multi-sectoral needs assessment is part of a monthly data collection exercise which aims to gather information about needs and the humanitarian situation inside Syria. The factsheets present information collected in January 2018, referring to the situation in December 2017.

22 Feb 2018 description
infographic REACH Initiative

Introduction

This multi-sectoral needs assessment is part of a monthly data collection exercise which aims to gather information about needs and the humanitarian situation inside Syria. The factsheets present information collected in January 2018, referring to the situation in December 2017.

22 Feb 2018 description
infographic REACH Initiative

Introduction

This multi-sectoral needs assessment is part of a monthly data collection exercise which aims to gather information about needs and the humanitarian situation inside Syria. The factsheets present information collected in January 2018, referring to the situation in December 2017.

22 Feb 2018 description
infographic REACH Initiative

Introduction

This multi-sectoral needs assessment is part of a monthly data collection exercise which aims to gather information about needs and the humanitarian situation inside Syria. The factsheets present information collected in January 2018, referring to the situation in December 2017.

22 Feb 2018 description
infographic REACH Initiative

Introduction

This multi-sectoral needs assessment is part of a monthly data collection exercise which aims to gather information about needs and the humanitarian situation inside Syria. The factsheets present information collected in January 2018, referring to the situation in December 2017.

22 Feb 2018 description
  • The Government of Tonga has published a Response Plan stipulating that around EUR 20 million would be needed to help the authorities recover access to electricity and potable water, as well as to repair road networks. The plan generally focuses on large-scale infrastructures.

  • Latest analysis confirms humanitarian needs in the following sectors: shelter and NFIs, water and sanitation, health, food security and livelihoods and protection. Although it is clear that the needs in those sectors are significant, there are still information gaps and contradictory data.

22 Feb 2018 description

Current Situation

The occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) is affected by a protracted crisis and chronic humanitarian needs. Palestinians are suffering from prolonged occupation, blockade of the Gaza Strip and longstanding restrictions on the movement of people and goods to and from Gaza.

There has been a further deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Gaza which impacts 2 million people and is life-threatening for vulnerable patients.

22 Feb 2018 description

WHO and health partners urgently require US$ 11.2 million to fill priority health needs for 1.27 million people in Gaza for three months. Of this amount, WHO requires US$2.4 million. If funding is not urgently secured, 1,715 patients will immediately face a life threatening situation, including: 113 newborns, 100 patients in intensive care units, 702 patients requiring hemodialysis 200 patients in need of surgery, 100 women in need of obstetric surgeries, 500 patients in need of emergency care.

22 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • WFP, in collaboration with its partners, is scaling up its Lean Season Assistance programme to reach 31 districts, assisting 482,000 people across the country.

  • WFP is scaling up cash-based transfers during the 2017/18 LSA period, encompassing mobile money transfers, commodity vouchers and, to a lesser extent, cash-in-transit.

22 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • 12,200 smallholder farmers registered and verified for conservation agriculture, savings, input credit and weather index insurance.

  • WFP conducted an aggregator selection exercise in five districts. This exercise was aimed at assessing aggregators’ potential to offer and extend their marketing services to small holder farmers and help to improve their livelihoods, incomes and establish a predictable and stable market.

22 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • Recent contributions from Denmark (DKK 10 million) and Sweden (SEK 10 million) help WFP to continue providing life-saving food assistance to refugees.

  • Despite the contributions, chronic funding shortfalls have forced WFP to continue with reduced rations for refugees. Rations are being distributed at 72 percent of the 2,100 recommended kilocalories to prevent a complete pipeline break within the coming months.

22 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • The "cease-fire and cessation of hostilities" agreement signed between the Congolese government and the rebels of Pastor Ntumi's Pool in December is holding. A joint commission is working to define the peace process.

  • SCOPE registrations of IDPs in the Pool and Bouenza Departments have started in January.

  • WFP bought 6mt of beans for the school feeding programme from a smallholder farmers project funded by European Union.

  • The Zero Hunger Strategic Review is currently ongoing.

22 Feb 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 700,000 families could be affected by dry spells and 1.2 million by fall army worm infestation

  • USD 1.8 million are urgently needed to sustain the food support provided to 32,175 refugees

  • 420,000 people supported by WFP with cash-based transfers for the lean season response

  • 132,000 households are currently enrolled in WFP Malawi’s resilience programme

In Focus: rising concerns on the 2018 harvest

22 Feb 2018 description

Bilateral donors and the World Bank in Kyaka II Refugee Settlement in the first visit of its kind in the Uganda operation

Kyaka, Uganda – UNHCR Representative in Uganda, Bornwell Kantande, officials from Uganda’s Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) Secretariat, and the WFP Country Director in Uganda, Elkhidir Daloum, today concluded a two-day visit to Kyaka II Refugee Settlement, some 200 km from the capital Kampala, accompanying a delegation of development actors.

22 Feb 2018 description
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Outlook for 2018

  • 333,7 M USD requested by the Protection Sector in Draft HRP 2018 of which approximately 220 M USD within Syria Syria hub --> 158 Sub-Districts covered and 79% in Severity Scale 3-6

  • 5 UN agencies, 7 INGOs, 4 NGOs operating from inside Syria with projects in the draft HRP 2018

GENERAL PROTECTION

22 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • January 2018 marked the commencement of the Transitional Interim Country Strategic Plan (T-ICSP).

  • During January, WFP delivered food commodities for the first quarter of the year to 913 primary schools.

  • Verification of children for the Blanket Supplementary Feeding Programme in Mokhotlong and Thaba-Tseka took place in January.

  • Resilience building activities in Mohale’s Hoek and Quthing continued; 1,613 people participated and will receive a cash incentive at the beginning of February.