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16 Dec 2018 description

Background

Reproductive Maternal Neonatal, Child and Adolescents Health (RMNCAH) services are key indicators to reflect country’s health status during emergency, recovery and development. During humanitarian crisis, the priority intervention is to provide lifesaving services and to structure coordination mechanism to ensure efficient management of the available resources.

15 Dec 2018 description

“All I hope for is to recover and go back to my home and my children, to care for them until they grow up and be able to look after themselves.”

Anwar Mohammed Aqla, 28, a Syrian refugee from Dara’a, currently lives in Al-Za’atari Refugee Camp with her husband and four children.

13 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Statement from Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa

AMMAN, 13 December 2018 - “Another sad week for children and families in Rukban. Two sick babies under six months old died in Rukban, near Jordan’s North-Eastern border with Syria.

“Freezing temperatures and lack of supplies including of basic commodities, threaten the lives of nearly 45,000 people - among them many children, leaving them at the risk of disease and death.

11 Dec 2018 description
  • 3,358 patients received at the clinic in the month of November.

  • 69 referrals to the hospitals in Jordan in the month of November.

  • 64% of secondary and tertiary referrals were for obstetrics & gynaecology.

08 Dec 2018 description

Amman, 8 December 2018

Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides is on an official mission to Jordan to visit EU aid projects supporting refugees and meet with government officials and humanitarian partners on the ground.

07 Dec 2018 description

Steep rise in health costs for refugees in Jordan has led Syrians such as 24-year-old Walaa to skip essential check-ups, putting their lives in danger

By Charlie Dunmore and Rima Cherri in Zarqa, Jordan | 07 December 2018

04 Dec 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 investing in their skills and capacities.

30 Nov 2018 description

Today, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and The Government of the United Kingdom, through the Department for International Development (DFID), launched a multi-year agreement to support UNRWA Syria regional crisis emergency appeal over the period between 2018-2021 for a total of US$ 6.4 million.

The launching ceremony was held at the Amman New Camp, and attended by the Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Jordan, the head of DFID Jordan and DFID lead Humanitarian adviser.

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/