AMMAN, 4 October 2017 - The Government of Japan today formally announced a new provision of its Emergency Grant Aid to UNHCR and UNICEF amounting to a total of US$3.5 million for continued emergency humanitarian assistance to Syrians affected by the ongoing crisis.
This update is a coordination tool to improve communication between sectors and up to the Humanitarian Partners Forum. It focuses on processes, rather than achievements. The latter are covered through separate monthly sector dashboards, available through the inter-agency portal and at http://data.unhcr.org/jordan/sectors/.
I. General / Inter-Sector Update
Amman – The UN Migration Agency (IOM), the European Union (EU) and the Jordanian Armed Forces this week (19/09) launched a project supporting border management in Jordan. The project funded by the EU Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace will support the Jordanian authorities in improving security and facilitating humanitarian assistance at the north-eastern border with Syria.
Zaatari Office of Employment was inaugurated on 22 August by UNHCR and the International Labour Organization (ILO), the first of its kind in a Syrian refugee camp.
Work permits have been issued to Syrians since spring 2016 - and 28,000 Syrians are working formally with permits.
220 bachelor degree scholarship slots announced for Syrian refugees under the Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative (DAFI).
Update on Achievements
30,000 Syrian refugee families supported per month
16 million USD distributed
23% UNHCR is sole source of income
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 80% live below the poverty line. 51% of refugees are children, and 4% are elderly.
The Government of Jordan has taken steps in order to open up formal employment opportunities for Syrians. 28,000 Syrians are now working formally with a work
Mohannad and Samir both wear slip-on shoes. “Shoes that are easy to put on and take off are much better when you visit people’s homes frequently,” says Mohannad.
Talking animatedly, they get into a van along with Moataz, their driver for the day. The three behave like old friends, teasing one another and laughing. “We have to be friends and have fun,” explains Samir. “Sometimes we spend more time with our colleagues than our families.”
Jordan: ICRC response to needs from April to July 2017
The regional focus in the reporting period remained on the response to the cholera crisis in Yemen. It was channeled through the Amman-based regional Logistics Support Centre (LSC).
The Amman delegation's focus remained on supporting both refugees and local communities, in addition to protection-related activities.
Some facts and figures:
543 tons of medical supplies were transported to Yemen from Jordan
Heavy fighting in southern Syria raises concern on the fate of some 45 000 people who are stranded in Hadalat and Rukban at the border between Syria and Jordan, with very limited access to resources and health services. It is estimated that more than half of those people are children, 80% of whom are affected by diarrhea that is threatening their lives.
This report is produced by the Health Sector Working Group in Jordan in response to the Syria crisis. It shows progresses in project implementation and funding status during the reporting period. It summarizes achievement and challenges and highlights foreseen needs for the next quarter. For the monthly update, please see the Monthly Sector Dashboard at link.
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.
18 August 2017
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is deeply grateful for the receipt of the annual contribution of US$ 2 million from the Government of Kuwait in support of the Agency’s Programme Budget during a meeting held at the Embassy of the State of Kuwait on 17 August. The generous contribution assists in ensuring that UNRWA can continue to provide crucial health, education, relief and social services for Palestine refugees.
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