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22 Jan 2019 description

Through its 136 Women and Girls Safe Spaces, 135 primary healthcare facilities, and 41 youth centers, UNFPA continues to provide essential reproductive health and gender-based violence services to women, girls, men and boys impacted by the Syria crisis.

20 Dec 2018 description

Jordan is one of the countries most affected by the Syria crisis, with the second highest share of refugees compared to Syrian refugee population in the world.

83% of Syrian refugees in Jordan live in urban areas and 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. Approximately 45,000 work permits were issued in 2018.

Working with Partners

14 Dec 2018 description

HRRP Response

Although the security situaton inside Syria witnessed some stability after the Sochi Agreement between Turkey and Russia in September, armed attacks and changes in the political environment inside Syria continue to take place. This adds more complexity to humanitarian planning and jeopardizes humanitarian partners’ access.

11 Dec 2018 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$8,328,750
Balance Requested: US$8,328,750

With the Syria crisis continuing into its eighth year, more than half of the population of Syria has been forcibly displaced from their homes, and many people have been displaced multiple times.

1. BACKGROUND

1.1. Context

05 Dec 2018 description

Executive summary

This mid-year progress report covers the period 1 January through 30 June 2018 and is intended to provide an update on results achieved under the full range of indicators included in the 2018 Emergency Appeal (EA) for the Syria regional crisis. An annual report covering the whole of the year will be issued in early 2019.

Overview

04 Dec 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 investing in their skills and capacities.

04 Dec 2018 description
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Global trends and challenges

More than 1 per cent of people across the planet right now are caught up in major humanitarian crises. The international humanitarian system is more effective than ever at meeting their needs – but global trends including poverty, population growth and climate change are leaving more people than ever vulnerable to the devastating impacts of conflicts and disasters.

27 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• In October in Al-Hassakeh governorate in Syria, almost 70,000 school children (70 per cent of all children attending Ministry of Education schools) were negatively impacted by a local authority decision to ban transportation of children to schools to attend the nationally accredited curriculum. UNICEF and partners are advocating with the local authorities to resolve the issue.

31 Oct 2018 description

Currently, around 250,000 Syrian refugees are seeking safety in camps and host communities in Iraq. UNFPA supports nine women community centres, sixteen health facilities, and four youth centres serving the refugee population in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. UNFPA ensures that antenatal, postnatal, and emergency obstetric referral services are offered. In addition, UNFPA provides reproductive health kits and supports referral services.

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

24 Oct 2018 description
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A revolution in aid: Start Network releases 2017 Annual Report

Start Network, a global network of aid agencies, has today published its first annual report showcasing its collective efforts to revolutionise the humanitarian aid system.

09 Oct 2018 description

The conflict in Syria has created one of the most severe and protracted humanitarian crises in the world today. Millions have been displaced both inside the country and outside as refugees, especially in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. The crisis continues to devastate the country and shows few signs of letting up in the near future.

Even in these circumstances, UNFPA believes that every Syrian woman, adolescent girl and child has the right to reproductive health and protection from gender-based violence.

30 Sep 2018 description

UNFPA Syria continues to collaborate with local partners to respond to the needs of IDPs’ fleeing their homes in the southwest Syria, including Daraa, Sweida and Quneitra.

With mobile and static clinics established in Izraa, Sanameen, Jbab, as well as in shelters in Daraa and Sweida, efforts are ongoing to ensure that those fleeing the conflict have access to basic and emergency reproductive health services.

18 Sep 2018 description

Azraq is home to 40,901 Syrian refugees, nearly 22% are under five years old.

60% are children, including 314 unaccompanied minors.

1,438 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.

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

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