At projects around the world, MSF teams are working to meet the health needs of women and girls forced from home. Margaret Bell, a registered nurse, midwife, and women‘s health advisor for MSF, describes some of the challenges they face.
THE WORLD BANK IN JORDAN
The World Bank has been a long-standing partner of Jordan and aims to support its efforts to create more and better opportunities for all. The World Bank Program in Jordan promotes an ambitious agenda for jobs and access to basic services such as education and health while helping Jordan address the impact of the Syrian crisis.
8320TH MEETING (AM)
Briefings, Secretary-General’s Report Based on False Information from Questionable Sources, Damascus Representative Retorts
The United Nations has verified that more than 7,000 children lost their lives or were maimed since the crisis in Syria erupted in 2011, the Secretary‑General’s Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict told the Security Council today , noting that unverified reports escalate that figure “way beyond” 20,000.
Today MSF runs 468 projects in 71 countries. Over the years, our medical humanitarian organisation has expanded from a small group of doctors and journalists to a global movement with almost 40,000 staff. However, after 47 years of operations, our fundamental mission and values remain unchanged: to provide essential medical care for those who need it most, regardless of race, religion or political affiliation.
Our operations in Palestine are not as large as those in some other countries, however, they have always been significant.
Thousands of Syrians forced from their homes due to the recent fighting in Dar’a are unable to get the help they desperately need, Oxfam said today.
Amid scorching summer temperatures, families need shelter, water, food and medical care but access for humanitarian agencies is limited and not enough assistance has been able to cross the border into Syria from Jordan.
Recent clashes had seen the largest and fastest displacement of civilians since the Syria conflict began, with more than 330,000 people fleeing their homes during the two-week Syrian government offensive.
GENEVA – Sheikh Hamad bin Nasser Al Thani, Chairman of Qatar Charity, and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi signed an agreement today at the Geneva headquarters of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to support over 30,000 vulnerable Syrian refugee families living in Jordan and Lebanon.
Zaatari is home to 78,552 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 5,074 refugees engaged in cash for work inside the camp 21,400 children are enrolled in 31 schools, with 58 community centres offering activities.
10,000 refugees have work permits. 12% are women
51 National Staff
7 International Staff
The present document was prepared for the Brussels II Conference.
The document was jointly developed by the Government of Jordan, the EU and the United Nations.
As the recent upsurge in violence highlights, the conflict in Syria continues to spell a massive political, humanitarian and development crisis across an entire region, with no end in sight.
Syria continues to experience destruction to almost every aspect of life and livelihoods, including massive devastation of homes, businesses, basic services and infrastructure.
Sixty-nine percent of Syrians inside the country live in extreme poverty and 13.1 million people there require humanitarian assistance.
The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s global efforts to end extreme poverty, deliver the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs) and tackle a wide range of global development challenges. The UK’s focus and international leadership on economic development is a vital part of Global Britain - harnessing the potential of new trade relationships, creating jobs and channelling investment to the world’s poorest countries. Throughout history, sustained, job-creating growth has played the greatest role in lifting huge numbers of people out of grinding poverty.
IRC launches mobile health operations at border with Jordan
Also providing health care and cash support in Quneitra close to Golan Heights
IRC forced to suspend critical aid programs in eastern Dar’a because of fighting
AMMAN, July 5, 2018 – Intense fighting in southern Syria has displaced some 330,000 people and has led to dozens of deaths, including among women and children, since 17 June. This is the largest displacement in the south since the conflict began more than seven years ago. The situation is dire and humanitarian needs are growing by the day. Civilians are in desperate need of shelter, clean water and sanitation.
4 July, Amman, Jordan - The United Nations is deeply alarmed about the violence in southern Syria, which is forcing families to flee their homes and has caused civilian deaths and damage to civilian infrastructure. This is the largest population displacement in southern Syria since the onset of the crisis.
At least 270,000 people have reportedly been displaced in southern Syria since 18 June due to fighting and military campaigns. Nearly half of them are children.
Civilians in Syria’s southern Daraa province are facing death and destruction as the government ramps up a merciless campaign of indiscriminate artillery shelling and air strikes that include repeated attacks on hospitals, Amnesty International said today. The organization has urged the Jordanian government to open its borders to people seeking to flee the area, beginning with those who are sick and injured.
JE: Thank you. We just finished the work of the Humanitarian Task Force today, we have had now three meetings in a row where we have had themes discussed in addition to the reports from the field. The themes are urgent, difficult, important. Today was discussed the possible humanitarian consequences on the sanctions on Syria, or coercive measures, as they are called. We have had a meeting, three meetings ago, on the so-called law 10, which is on the ownership to land, and housing in Syria, and we have had a special meeting on health care and attacks on health care in Syria.
The Australian Government will provide further funding over the next two years for CARE Australia to deliver humanitarian assistance to refugees in Jordan.
The USD $3 million funding will provide critical support to people affected by the Syrian and Iraq conflicts and help them rebuild their lives.
Australia has provided and committed more than $613 million to the humanitarian response since 2011.
"At this point, we do not have income to ensure the schools will open on time in August,” UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl told officials from more than seventy UN Member States at the UNRWA Annual Pledging Conference held in UN Headquarters in New York. “And, in the absence of significant new funding, we will have to begin taking very difficult measures in July impacting the level of services, as well as our staff.”
Thank you so much Mr. President,
DAMASCUS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is delivering urgently-needed food across the Syria-Jordan border to assist thousands of Syrians displaced from their homes since the launch of a Syrian government offensive to regain opposition-held areas in the south of the country.