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.
Geneva, Switzerland - UOSSM calls for the immediate delivery of food, water and medical aid to the Al Rukban refugee camp. The Rukban camp, located in south eastern Syria on the border of Jordan and Iraq, houses roughly 55,000 IDPs based on UN estimates.
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 conflict in Syria has created one of the most severe and protracted humanitarian crises in the world today. Millions have been displaced both inside the country and outside as refugees, especially in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. The crisis continues to devastate the country and shows few signs of letting up in the near future.
Even in these circumstances, UNFPA believes that every Syrian woman, adolescent girl and child has the right to reproductive health and protection from gender-based violence.
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.
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.
The 21th round of data collection took place in July and August 2018. During this round a revised version of the data collection methodology was used to capture additional information on the needs and challenges migrants are facing.
DTM identified there to be at least 669,176 migrants in Libya. Migrants were identified in all baladiyas, within 554 communities and originated from more than 41 countries.
UN prepares for displacement of up to 900,000 people from SARG offensive on Idlib
SARG and GoRF airstrikes in Hamah, Idlib, and Latakia displace 33,800 people in early September
Up to 57,000 people remain displaced in Dar’a, Quneitra, and As Suwayda’
Approximately 50 percent of Syria’s hospitals and health facilities are either partially functioning or closed
- 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.
“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.
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
Background of the study
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.
26 Sept 2018, AZRAQ REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan: World-famous Jordanian pianist and UNICEF Regional Ambassador for Middle East and North Africa, Zade Dirani, launched today the world’s first music therapy programme specifically designed for children in a refugee camp at a UNICEF Makani centre in Azraq Refugee Camp.
Musiqati, or ‘My Music’, was first conceptualized by Zade Dirani during a visit to Za’atari Refugee Camp in 2016 and has been designed by music therapy experts in consultation with children and adults living in Syrian refugee camps in Jordan.
Our analysis shows that millions of ‘people caught in crisis’ - people living in conflict, and/or who are displaced within their own countries or across borders – are in fact being left behind. Failure to take action now means that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will not be met, undermining the credibility of the international community and leaving millions to die unnecessarily.
According to UNHCR, 5,609,690 have now fled Syria to surrounding countries in the region. 1.4 million of them fled in 2014 alone with an average of more than 3.935 people per day. In 2015 more than 617,188 Syrians fled the country, an average of more than 1,714 per day. In 2017 more than 623,374 Syrians fled the country, an average of more than 1,731 per day. Children now make up 45% of the refugee population, meaning there are an estimated 2,524,360 refugee children in the region.
As the conflict in Syria entered its eighth year, neighbouring countries continue to show great generosity in shouldering the weight of the crisis in terms of hosting refugees. As of June 2018, over 5.6 million Syrian refugees were registered in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt. Nevertheless, host countries continue to contend with mounting demographic, economic, political, security and social pressures. Across the region, borders and admission practices remained closely managed, affecting the displacement ability of many individuals.
Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme
1-5 October 2018
A. Situational context including new developments
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Today, the Administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Honorable Mark Green, and the Secretary of State for the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom, The Right Honourable Penny Mordaunt, M.P., announced 23 intended finalists for Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge, at the 2018 edition of the Concordia Annual Summit in New York City.
Zaatari is home to 78,609 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 4,728 refugees engaged in cash for work inside the camp. 21,400 children are enrolled in 31 schools, with 58 community centres offering activities.
10,592 refugees have work permits. 13% are women.
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