It is 8 am and another sunny working day is starting in Zaatari refugee camp, in the North of Jordan. ACTED social mobilization team gathers in the base camp, where ACTED caravan offices are located, before heading to the camp districts where Syrian refugees live.
As part of the EU Madad-funded LEADERS project, ACTED has teamed up with Islamic Relief Organisation (IR) to support vulnerable families in Balama’a, Jordan, and provide them with the health services they need, free of charge.
This area-based city profile details the main results and findings from an assessment conducted by IMPACT initiatives in Mafraq city between January and April 2017 which aimed at piloting an innovative methodology. Conducted at neighbourhood and city level, the pilot focused on:
1) Understanding areas, through delineating boundaries of community and service areas,
Like all kids, Syrian refugee children in Za’atari camp love to play outside. But they tend to be exposed to more germs than adults. Whether it’s playing with other children, patting cats and dogs or making toys with things found on the ground, children pick up germs that can lead to a range of dangerous communicable diseases such as diarrhea and Hepatitis A.
Over 80% of Syrians in Jordan have settled outside of refugee camps
Amman – December 8 2013 – Tomorrow marks the 1000 days since the start of the conflict in Syria. Millions of Syrian children, women and man as well as other conflict-affected populations across the region face daily struggles for survival, due to continuous violence, to protracted displacement and in most cases to the lack of basic services and supplies such as water, food, a safe space where to live and where to go to school.
Coalition of 36 international aid agencies calls on global donors to respond
International aid agencies working in six countries to help people affected by the Syrian crisis today calls on the international community to dig deep and be generous in responding to the UN’s new Syria and refugee appeals.
Za’atari / Jordan – July 30 2013 – Today marks the one year anniversary of the opening of Za’atari refugee camp in northern Jordan. Since the beginning of the Syrian conflict, Syrians have fled across the border by the thousands, through clouds of sand and dust, to find refuge from the ongoing violence. Za’atari rose from the desert to become the second largest refugee camp in the world, hosting over 120,000 refugees in its 12 districts.
MAFRAQ [ACTED News] – In response to increased incidence of diarrhoea and bloody diarrhoea cases in Zaatari camp, Jordan, an innovative multi-sector collaborative camp-wide response has been launched on prevention, detection, and treatment. ACTED is one of many actors from the NGO WASH and health sectors, the UN, and Jordanian authorities who are coordinating mutually supportive activities.
The number of Syrian civilians who have fled their country to escape conflict has passed the 1.5 million mark, according to an announcement made by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on the 17th of May. The refugee influx continues on a daily basis and is worsening an already precarious situation, on top of particularly difficult weather conditions.
FOCUS - MALI, a multi-faceted crisis
A day in Abala camp (Niger)
A food crisis looming over the most vulnerable families (Chad)
La crise alimentaire menace les familles vulnérables (Tchad)
Urgent action is still needed (Horn of Africa)
The rise of the cash based response (Somalia)
How farmers can double or triple their income (Uganda)
“All rain starts from just one drop” (Sudan)
Kitchen gardening as a source of income and food (CAR)
The first open-defecation free village (South Sudan)
Contents / Sommaire
3 ACTED Flash News
6 FOCUS Libya: on the front of recovery
9 The humanitarian hub
10 “Still a massive need”
12 A commitment to relief and to the communities in Pakistan
14 Innovations on tradition: providing safe drinking water to rural Afghanistan
16 Mitigating migration maladies in Tajikistan
17 Bridging gaps in reproductive health knowledge in Jordan
18 Fishing, come rain or shine (Indonesia)
20 Building a brighter future for youth (Sri Lanka)
22 Kalemie: United we stand (DRC)