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14 Nov 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

Threats and violence affecting emergency care

Africa

South Africa

06 October 2018: In Mthatha town, King Sabata Dalindyebo municipality, two unidentified gunmen hijacked an ambulance with a driver still in it parked outside the Libode Clinic. Hours later, the police found the driver tied up in a forest and the ambulance abandoned nearby. Source:
Sowetan Live

Asia

The Philippines

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.

12 Nov 2018 description

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, responds to emergencies in some of the world’s poorest countries, delivering lifesaving sexual and reproductive health supplies and services to protect the rights, safety and dignity of women and young people affected by crises. In 2017, UNFPA reached 16 million people in 58 countries with humanitarian assistance, including 10.8 million people reached with sexual and reproductive health services and 3.9 million people reached with gender-based violence (GBV) services. In the last decade, UNFPA’s humanitarian activities have grown exponentially.

12 Nov 2018 description
report Save the Children

REGIONAL OVERVIEW

According to UNHCR, 5,606,895 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 2,523,103 refugee children in the region.

12 Nov 2018 description

Editorial

COOPI’s worldwide operations increased once again in 2017. It means also that the number of humanitarian crises we have tried to respond to as effectively as ever has increased. We have decided not to limit ourselves to intervening when there is an emergency, only to then move on elsewhere; instead, we remain alongside the communities hit by those emergencies in the medium-to-long-term, so as to help them overcome their critical issues and launch a reconstruction process.

11 Nov 2018 description
report UN General Assembly

Summary

The present report of the Working Group on the Financing of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East provides a description of the activities of the Group in 2018 and a detailed outline of the current financial situation of the Agency. The Working Group adopted the report at its meeting on 22 August 2018.(a) As in previous reports of the Group, the present report closes with concluding remarks addressed to all Member States.

(a) The United States of America has dissociated itself from the present report.

10 Nov 2018 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/SPD/684

General Assembly Fourth Committee
Seventy-third Session, 24th Meeting (PM)

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) faces the greatest financial predicament in its history this year following the abrupt end to funding by the United States, its Commissioner‑General told the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) today.

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

01 Nov 2018 description
report Finn Church Aid

In the spotlight: Integrating Psychosocial Support into Education in Emergencies

Although enrollment in education in developing countries has increased, millions of children remain out of school. The situation is especially dire at times of a conflict; globally, half of all out-of-school children live in conflict-affected areas.

Humanitarian crises tend to be long and extremely complex, and therefore affect well-being and education over a long period. Most refugee adolescents and youth are out of school.

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

30 Oct 2018 description
report BioMed Central

By Waleed M. Sweileh

Conflict and Health 2018 12:43 | https://doi.org/10.1186/s13031-018-0179-4

© The Author(s). 2018 | Received: 28 June 2018 Accepted: 15 October 2018 Published: 29 October 2018

Background

The Syrian conflict has created the worst humanitarian crisis of our time with approximately half of Syria’s pre-war population killed or forced to flee their homes. The current study aimed to analyze peer-reviewed literature published on Syrian refugees and displaced people.

29 Oct 2018 description

Colombia - Dengue - 23/10/18

El Instituto Nacional de Salud (INS) informó que unos 30.000 casos de dengue se reportaron este año en Colombia.

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.