Geneva, Switzerland - At least 15 Syrian displaced children, 13 under the age of one, have died in the past few weeks due to extreme cold, harsh living conditions, and lack of access to medical care. According to the UN, at least eight of those deaths are of children in the Rukban camp near the Syrian-Jordanian border.
The United Nations in Syria is gravely concerned about the protection of thousands of people who are estimated to remain trapped by ongoing hostilities in ISIL-held areas of Hajin in south-eastern Deir-ez-Zor Governorate, as well as for some 11,000 thousand people who have fled these areas since the beginning of December. The United Nations is also deeply worried about the dire humanitarian situation at the Rukban makeshift settlement in southern Syria, where more than 40,000 people remain displaced in urgent need of assistance.
Amid freezing temperatures and lack of medical care, at least eight children died in Rukban and seven after fleeing Hajin. 13 of them were under one-year-old.
Statement attributable to Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa
4,350 patients received at the clinic in the month of December.
87 referrals to the hospitals in Jordan in the month of December.
41% of secondary and tertiary referrals were for obstetrics & gynaecology.
ABU DHABI, 3rd January, 2019 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has ordered the launch of a winter aid programme for Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Greece, Egypt and other countries, costing AED15 million, which will benefit a million refugees.
Sheikh Hamdan also directed the participation of ERC’s volunteers from various medical, ambulatory, relief and logistical specialisations in the programme’s implementation.
Around 4 million Syrian displaced and refugees have benefited from the relief projects implemented by Qatar Charity (QC) in Syria and other neighboring countries during the past year 2018. These projects were carried out at a total cost of more than QR85mn in the fields of shelter, food, health, education, water and others.
More than 3.4 people inside Syria have benefited from the aid provided at a cost of about QR65mn, while over half a million beneficiaries living in the countries of asylum such as Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan, availed themselves of the assistance worth QR20mn.
The 2019 Early Warning Forecast, a publication of Lutheran World Relief and IMA World Health
THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,
Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,
Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 , and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,
Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union ('Overseas Association Decision')2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,
The present report is the fifty-eighth submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014), paragraph 10 of resolution 2165 (2014), paragraph 5 of resolution 2191 (2014), paragraph 5 of resolution 2258 (2015), paragraph 5 of resolution 2332 (2016), paragraph 6 of resolution 2393 (2017) and paragraph 12 of resolution 2401 (2018), in which the Council requested the SecretaryGeneral to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of the resolutions by all parties to the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.
SHARJAH, 20th December, 2018 (WAM) -- The Big Heart Foundation, TBHF, the UAE-based global humanitarian organisation, has renewed its support with a financial grant of over US$700,000 to three projects undertaken by leading UN agencies, UNHCR and UNICEF, in Jordan, Syria and Yemen.
According to the 2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview Report, HNO, 13.1 million people in Syria alone are in need of humanitarian assistance, out of which the condition of nearly half the population is acute.
In this issue
- Humanitarian Overview
- Partners activities in Camps
- Partners activities in Host Community
- Voice from Jordan
- Changing the narrative
239,297 Syrian refugees, and 26,375 Iraqis and refugees of other nationalities have received winter cash assistance in October and November.
3,358 patients were received in Rukban clinic on the North East border, with 69 referrals to Jordanian hospitals. The clinic is operated by UNHCR, UNICEF and UNFPA jointly.
UNHCR Jordan brought together 33 refugee vendors, from five nationalities to sell their handmade products and art at its annual Winter Bazaar in Amman.
761,100 Refugees in Jordan as of 15 Dec 2018
Jordan is one of the countries most affected by the Syria crisis, with the second highest share of refugees compared to Syrian refugee population in the world.
83% of Syrian refugees in Jordan live in urban areas and 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. Approximately 45,000 work permits were issued in 2018.
Working with Partners
Zaatari is home to 78,527 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 4,813 refugees engaged in cash for work inside the camp.
18,493 children are enrolled in 32 schools, with 58 community centres offering activities.
11,518 refugees have work permits. 13% are women.
Working with Partners
Azraq is home to 40,615 Syrian refugees, nearly 22% are under five years old.
60% are children, including 240 unaccompanied and separated children.
1,204 Syrian refugees (3%) have disabilities in the camp.
1 in 4 households are headed by women.
8,952 shelters are currently in use in the camp.
All shelters in the camp are connected with electricity.
WORKING WITH PARTNERS
This publication highlights a set of 24 UNFPA good practices on South-South cooperation (SSC) in the areas of sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, gender equality, youth empowerment, and population data for development. It includes SSC case studies on family planning, maternal and child health, midwifery, obstetric fistula, HIV and AIDS, SRH in humanitarian setting, population data and population ageing. It demonstrates the successes and commitment of UNFPA and its partners in promoting South-South partnerships for the achievement of the SDGs.
Thanks to a two-year partnership with Humanity & Inclusion, the Basma Hospital Rehabilitation Center in Irbid, Jordan, has been able to greatly expand its services and reach more patients, including Syrian refugees with disabling injuries like amputations and spinal cord damage. It is the largest hospital in the north of the country, just a few kilometers from the Syrian border, but previously lacked the capacity and resources to help certain patients. Before this partnership, many refugees had no alternative but to travel to Jordan’s capital, Amman, for specialized treatment.
Today, the Director General of Taawon (Welfare Association), Dr. Tafeeda Jarbawi, and the UNRWA Director of Communications and Spokesperson, Mr. Sami Mshasha, signed a US$ 1.5 million Memorandum of Understanding to support the UNRWA education programme.
The grant, which has been made possible through joint matched funding from Taawon and the Open Society Foundations, will enhance critical thinking skills at UNRWA schools and provide psycho-social and counselling support to Palestine refugee students across Jordan, Lebanon, the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Syria.