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13 Nov 2018 description

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, on Sunday ordered an emergency airlift of humanitarian aid to help those affected by the devastating floods in Jordan.

A 747 jumbo jet and a C130 Hercules transport carrier took off from Dubai during the night carrying more than 58 tons of much-needed health, nutrition, and sanitation supplies, as well as temporary shelters. The planes landed in Jordan early morning, and the aid is already on its way to be distributed to people in need.

13 Nov 2018 description

DUBAI, 12th November, 2018 (WAM) -- His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, on Sunday ordered an emergency airlift of humanitarian aid to help those affected by the devastating floods in Jordan.

A 747 jumbo jet and a C130 Hercules transport carrier took off from Dubai during the night carrying more than 58 tons of much-needed health, nutrition, and sanitation supplies, as well as temporary shelters. The planes landed in Jordan early morning, and the aid is already on its way to be distributed to people in need.

08 Nov 2018 description
  • 6,172 patients received at the clinic in the month of October.

  • 98 referrals to the hospitals in Jordan in the month of October.

  • 54% of secondary and tertiary referrals were for obstetrics & gynaecology.

04 Nov 2018 description

Zaatari is home to 78,357 refugees, nearly 20% are under five years old. 20% of households are female headed.

Average of 80 births per week, and 14,000 weekly consultations.

Total of 5,104 refugees engaged in cash for work inside the camp 19,500 children are enrolled in 32 schools, with 58 community centres offering activities. 10,963 refugees have work permits. 13% are women

UNHCR Presence

04 Nov 2018 description

Azraq is home to 40,712 Syrian refugees, nearly 22% are under five years old.

60% are children, including 297 unaccompanied minors.

1,440 Syrian refugees (4%) have disabilities in the camp.

3 in 10 households are headed by women.

8,895 shelters are currently in use in the camp.

7,103 shelters provided with grid electricity for 16 hours per day.

Working with Partners

30 Oct 2018 description

WFP in partnership with NAJMAH (the National Alliance against Hunger and Malnutrition) is implementing rehabilitation activities in 18 municipalities/four governorates (Balqa, Mafraq, Irbid and Zarqa) to strengthen the self-resilience of refugees and vulnerable Jordanians by investingin their skills and capacities.

30 Oct 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.

83% of Syrian refugees in Jordan live in urban areas and in poverty: 85% live below the poverty line (USD 96 per individual monthly). 48% of refugees are children, and 4% are elderly.

The Government of Jordan has taken steps to open formal employment opportunities for Syrians. More than 50,000 refugees have active work permits.

Working with Partners

30 Oct 2018 description

Cash Assistance was distributed to 139,415 persons, of which 131,591 were Syrians, 5,788 were Iraqi and 2,036 were of other nationalities.

4,201 patients were received in Rukban clinic on the North East border, with 42 referrals to Jordanian hospitals.

1,107 work permits, were issued through the Azraq refugee camp Employment Office (ACE) in September.

760,360 Refugees in Jordan as of 15 Oct 2018

83% Refugees living outside camps in urban areas

29 Oct 2018 description

Vienna, Austria, October 29, 2018. OFID – the OPEC Fund for International Development – has concluded a high-level mission to Jordan, during which grant agreements were signed with two partners. OFID Director-General Suleiman J Al-Herbish stated: “I am proud to conclude my tenure at OFID with a humanitarian mission that represents the mandate of our institution.” He referred to the signing of the grant agreements as another milestone in the history of OFID’s cooperation with Jordanian institutions working in different sectors.

23 Oct 2018 description
report Jordan INGO Forum

In this issue

  1. Humanitarian & Development Overview
  2. Partners activities in Camps
  3. Partners activities in Host Community
  4. Voice from Jordan
  5. Innovation
  6. Advocacy
  7. Changing the narrative

Humanitarian and Development Overview

21 Oct 2018 description

This monthly update is a coordination tool that aims to improve communication between sectors and up to the Humanitarian Partners Forum. It focuses on processes, rather than achievements. The latter are covered through separate monthly sector dashboards, available through the Inter-Agency Portal and at http://data.unhcr.org/jordan/sectors/

17 Oct 2018 description
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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.

10 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

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.

08 Oct 2018 description

ST. PAUL, Minn.-The Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) is marking 10 years of healing in Jordan, where the organization has cared for thousands of refugee survivors of torture and war, beginning with Iraqi clients and expanding over the years as conflicts and crises emerged in the region and beyond. CVT Jordan has steadily worked over these years to meet increasing demand for holistic, rehabilitative care for refugee torture survivors, especially as the Syrian conflict began and continues to devastate communities today.

08 Oct 2018 description

4,201 patients received at the clinic in the month of September.

42 referrals to the hospitals in Jordan in the month of September.

45% of secondary and tertiary referrals were for obstetrics & gynaecology.

02 Oct 2018 description
  • All Governmental Health Facilities around Jordan provided that the Syrian POC is registered with UNHCR and has the Security Card. Syrian and Iraqi refugees will be charged the subsidized foreigner rate (80%) at primary health care level and other refugee nationalities will be charged the full foreigners rate.
01 Oct 2018 description

“More than 60% of Syrian refugees households comprise a person with disabilities and 1/5 Syrian refugees has a disability in Lebanon and Jordan”, shows a large study conducted by Humanity & Inclusion (HI) and iMMAP.

01 Oct 2018 description

Cash Assistance was distributed to 142,677 persons, of which 134,591 were Syrians, 6,256 were Iraqi and 1,830 were of other nationalities.

5,341 patients were received in Rukban clinic on the North East border, with 73 referrals to Jordanian hospitals.

Inauguration of new extension of the solar power plant funded by the IKEA Foundation in Azraq refugee camp

758,392 Refugees in Jordan as of 15 Sep 2018

83% Refugees living outside camps in urban areas

01 Oct 2018 description

1. INTRODUCTION

Background of the study

Framework:

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have developed a joint program to facilitate access to credit for income generating activities and consumption for the refugee population and their host communities in Jordan and Uganda.

Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation (GCAF) has been selected by the parties as partner of the initiative.

Implementation: