In this issue
- Humanitarian & Development Overview
- Partners activities in Camps
- Partners activities in Host Community
- Voice from Jordan
- Changing the narrative
Humanitarian and Development Overview
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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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.
Staff: 51 National Staff 7 International Staff
At the second "Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region" conference hosted by the EU in Brussels on 24-25 April 2018, the international community and the governments of refugee hosting countries came together to reaffirm their commitment to support the millions of civilians affected by the conflict in Syria as well as the refugees and communities generously hosting them.
RIYADH, 19th September, 2018 (WAM) -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, and King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre, KSRelief, signed two agreements today worth over SR8.4 million (nearly US$2.24 million) to provide dialysis treatment for Syrian refugees suffering from chronic renal failure. The life-saving treatment is expected to support 128 Syrian refugees in and Lebanon and Jordan for one year.
10 August 2018: In Bamenda city, Mezam department, Northwest province, an ambulance belonging to the Bamenda Regional Hospital was shot at by either national military personnel or Ambazonian fighters, seriously wounding a nurse, and slightly injuring the driver. Source: Cameroon-Info
Azraq is home to 40,901 Syrian refugees, nearly 22% are under five years old.
60% are children, including 314 unaccompanied minors.
1,438 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.
10,479 have been built since Azraq opened in 2014.
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This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
UNHCR urgently requires some USD 270 million to address the most acute and pressing needs of Syrian refugees in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt, and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Syria
UNHCR is calling for urgent funding of some USD 270 million to ensure that most vulnerable Syrian refugees and IDPs do not miss out on vital protection and assistance support for the remainder of 2018.
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.
The majority of Syrian refugees in Jordan live in urban areas and in poverty: over 85% live below the poverty line. 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.
As the brutal conflict continues in Syria, millions of people continue to be in need. Hundreds of thousands have been killed in the conflict between the Assad regime, extremist groups and moderate opposition groups. In response to the crisis, the UK has committed £2.71 billion2 since 2012. This includes DFID allocations to over 30 implementing partners (including United Nations agencies, international non-governmental organisations and the Red Cross) and is helping to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable people in Syria and of refugees in the region.
1.8 million people assessed for cash assistance in 2018 so far.
Over 85 per cent of Syrian refugees in Jordan live below the poverty line;1 the figure is over 75 per cent in Lebanon.
621,543 individuals reached across the region in the first half of 2018, with over USD 78 million distributed.
USD 116 million urgently required for cash assistance to 87,000 Syrian refugee families (435,000 individuals) in the second half of 2018.
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.