Sixty-second General Assembly
69th, 70th & 71st Meetings (AM, PM & Night)
Also Stress That, despite Progress in Target Areas of 2002 Action Plan, Millions of Children Remain Victims of Hunger, Violence, HIV/AIDS, Exploitation
The European Commission has decided to grant €50 million in humanitarian and structural support for the provision of basic health and education services for Iraqi refugees in Syria and Jordan.
Commissioner Ferrero-Waldner said: "Iraqi refugees deserve access to education and health services. The authorities of Syria and Jordan have made a tremendous effort to welcome displaced Iraqi families.
AMMAN, December 7 (JT) - His Majesty King Abdullah on Thursday directed concerned authorities to facilitate the treatment of several patients from the Gaza Strip, who are going through difficult health conditions, at Jordanian hospitals.
The gesture came in light of the acute shortage in medical requirements and medicine in Gaza's hospitals, a Royal Court official said.
He announced that these authorities, including Jordan's representation office in Gaza, are coordinating with the Palestinian and Israeli authorities to ensure the safe transportation of these patients to …
AMMAN, Jordan, November 19 (UNHCR) - The UN refugee agency on Monday pledged US$11 million to help Jordan provide improved medical services and facilities for the hundreds of thousands of Iraqi refugees in the country.
The money will be distributed by Jordan's Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation under a funding agreement signed in Amman today.
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Operations Update no. 2; Period covered: 21 August to 30 September, 2007.
Speech by UNRWA Commissioner-General Karen Koning AbuZayd
New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, Victoria University; 8 October, 2007
Thank you for that warm introduction. My sincere thanks also go to the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs and the United Nations Association of New Zealand for organizing this event.
An invitation to speak to a gathering such as this is a chance to introduce my agency, UNRWA, and to share with you the challenges we face.
The war in Iraq has created the fastest-growing refugee crisis in the world.As of August 2007,more than 4 million Iraqis had fled their homes and sought refuge in other parts of the country or neighboring countries,particularly Jordan and Syria.
This joint interagency appeal to the international community seeks a total of US$ 84 852 332 to provide support to national efforts aimed at improving access to health care for displaced Iraqis living in Syria, Jordan and Egypt. The activities prioritized in the appeal are based on the Common Action Framework agreed upon during the Ministerial Consultation to Address the Urgent Needs of Displaced Iraqis, convened by WHO in Damascus on 29-30 July 2007.
The six issues identified in Damascus are:
i. Principle of equal access
GENEVA, September 18 (UNHCR) - UNHCR and sister agencies on Tuesday issued an appeal for US$84.8 million to help host countries meet the health and nutrition needs of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi refugees.
The joint appeal, launched in Geneva by UNHCR, the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP), emphasizes the basic health needs of Iraqis in neighbouring countries, especially Syria and Jordan, which host an …
Estimates put at over two million the number of Iraqis currently living in Syria, Jordan and Egypt.
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Amman, Jordan/Los Angeles, CA September 4, 2007 - As part of its regional response to the Iraqi refugee crisis International Medical Corps began operations in Jordan on September 1.
This report covers the period of 01/01/2007 to 30/06/2007.
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Programme Summary: Regional programmes worked on strengthening the regional thematic networks to promote knowledge sharing, coordination and cooperation among the …
Iraqis Still Denied Refugee Status
(Amman, August 16, 2007) - The Jordanian government in a welcome step has pledged to provide public health care and education to Iraqis living in Jordan regardless of their legal status, but continues to refuse to recognize them as refugees, Human Rights Watch said today.
For the first time, Jordan has officially pledged to allow Iraqi children to attend public schools regardless of their residency status.
Saleh Dabbakeh, in Amman
The first of five clinics to provide health care to Iraqi refugees in Jordan was inaugurated on Wednesday, 8 August in Jabal Al-Taj, a poor neighbourhood in Amman where a large number of displaced Iraqis are currently living.
With support from the International Federation, the clinics will provide health, dental gynaecological and child care to thousands of Iraqis who have fled the violence in their country. "This is only the beginning," said Dr.
By Saleh Dabbakeh in Amman and Damascus
Sunday (29 July) was an historical day for Iraqi football and for Ammar.
GENEVA | CAIRO | DAMASCUS -- The World Health Organization (WHO) is convening a ministerial consultation from 29 to 30 July in Damascus, Syria, to address the health needs of Iraqis in neighbouring countries. The Ministries of Health of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, and Syria will discuss how to ensure delivery of health care to the more than 2 million Iraqis estimated to reside in these three countries following the insecurity in Iraq.
Iraqis are now the third largest displaced population in the world, after Palestinians and Sudanese. Their number will likely continue to grow as violence in Iraq shows no signs of diminishing. Estimates identify 2.4 million refugees, with Syria and Jordan, two countries with sizeable Palestinian populations as well, hosting the vast majority. Lebanon, Egypt, Iran, and Turkey have also received significant flows of Iraqi refugees. In host countries, school systems, medical services, water supplies, sanitation infrastructure, and housing stock are now stretched to the limit.
AMMAN, June 25 (Petra) - Foreign Minister Abdul Ilah Khatib on Sunday highlighted the need to increase the budget of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in Jordan to enable the agency to upgrade health and environmental standards in refugee camps in the Kingdom. During a meeting with UNRWA Commissioner General Karen Koning AbuZayd yesterday, the minister also called for expanding and improving educational services provided by UNRWA to its schools across the Kingdom.