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20 Jun 2018 description

36,699 refugees are currently in the camp, from a total of 40,092 persons of concern registered.

59.68% are children, including 278 unaccompanied minors.

There are 1,288 recorded disabilities in the camp; 37.23% of these are within children.

3 in 10 households are headed by women 8,823 shelters are currently in use in the camp.

10,479 have been built since Azraq opened in 2014.

Working with Partners

19 Jun 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.

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. Nearly 50,000 refugees have active work permits.

14 Jun 2018 description
report Berghof Foundation

A powerful „su“ fills the library container of Relief International’s educational centre in the Jordanian refugee camp Azraq. Once the sound of their voices had faded, the 18 participants of the course conducted by Berghof Foundation shake out their arms and legs in relief. The joint exercise helps the Syrian women and men to release straining and stressful emotions, feelings, thoughts and experiences. All participants are Syrians volunteers working for various international organisations. The course supports them in their oftentimes challenging work.

11 Jun 2018 description

Amman - After more than four years of emergency lifesaving activities in which over 2,700 war-wounded Syrians underwent medical treatment, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has taken the difficult decision to close the Ramtha surgical project in northern Jordan. The decision came in light of the sharp decrease in the number of wounded Syrians referred from southern Syria to Ramtha hospital since a de-escalation zone was established in July 2017.

10 Jun 2018 description
  • 4,255 patients received at the clinic in the month of May.

  • 60 referrals to the hospitals in Jordan in the month of May.

  • 63% of secondary and tertiary referrals were for obstetrics & gynaecology.

06 Jun 2018 description

Zaatari is home to 78,804 refugees, nearly 20% are under five years old. Zaatari Camp, close to Jordan’s northern border with Syria has become emblematic of the displacement of Syrians across the Middle East following its establishment in 2012. In that time, the camp’s evolution, from a small collection of tents into an urban settlement of some 80,000 persons reflects both the needs and aspirations of the camp’s residents and a transition to a more predictable, cost effective and participatory platform for the delivery of assistance.

05 Jun 2018 description

MRAJEEB AL FHOOD, 4th June, 2018 (WAM) -- Through a grant from H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, a rare surgery was performed on the child, Heba Ezat Al Salkhadi, who is a refugee residing in the UAE-Jordanian camp for Syrian refugees in Mrajeeb Al Fhood, which is managed by the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC.

The nine-year-old Heba suffers from congenital deformities, an incomplete growth of her ear and dystrophy of her lower jaw, underwent surgery to reconstruct her ears.

31 May 2018 description

Without urgent injection of US$116 million, UNHCR will be forced to suspend cash aid to 87,000 vulnerable Syrian families in the region from June.

By Charlie Dunmore and Annie Sakkab in Amman, Jordan

When Saif entered Jordan as a refugee in mid-2014, he arrived at the border on the back of a motorcycle, strapped to the rider to avoid falling off. He was carried across on a stretcher, unable to walk or even stand due to injuries sustained during the previous two years of imprisonment inside Syria.

24 May 2018 description
report Jordan INGO Forum
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In this issue

  1. Humanitarian & Development Overview
  2. Partners activities in Host Communities
  3. Voices from Jordan
  4. Changing the narrative
  5. Partners activities in Camps
  6. Innovation
  7. Advocacy

Humanitarian and Development Overview

10 May 2018 description
  • 4,876 patients received at the clinic in the month of April.

  • 46 referrals to the hospitals in Jordan in the month of April.

  • 48% of secondary and tertiary referrals were for obstetrics & gynaecology.

10 May 2018 description

36,883 refugees are currently in the camp, from a total of 41,505 persons of concern registered.

59.02% are children, including 285 unaccompanied minors.

There are 1,272 recorded disabilities in the camp; 36.67% of these are within children.

3 in 10 households are headed by women

8,823 shelters are currently in use in the camp. 10,479 have been built since Azraq opened in 2014.

Working with Partners

09 May 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR WORK IN JORDAN

11,235 Syrians and Jordanians in Madaba and Karak governorates received food parcels and hygiene kits

2 water pumping stations in Irbid governorate were rehabilitated

2 hospitals in Ruwayshid and Zarqa were supported with emergency medical equipment and materials which collectively received 49,148 patients

16 visits were conducted to 12 detention places that ensured an individual followup of 334 detainees

25 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

AMMAN, 25 April 2018 - 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$2 million for continued emergency humanitarian assistance in Jordan as the Syria crisis enters its eighth year.

Under the new Emergency Grant Aid, UNHCR has received US$1 million towards providing primary healthcare services and referrals for Syrians.

24 Apr 2018 description

Public health care charges now beyond reach for most Syrian refugees, as UNHCR urges donors to help maintain access to life-saving treatments.

By Charlie Dunmore and Annie Sakkab in Madaba, Jordan | 24 April 2018