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“Yarmouk was a refugee camp that had already been transformed into a death camp, and even in that state it has just experienced a week of really intense fighting,” said Christopher Gunness, a spokesman for the UN Relief and Works Agency (Unrwa), the agency for Palestinian refugees. “Things have ...
“However, the unresolved situation of tens of thousands of Syrians stranded at the northeastern border with Syria, and the thousands of refugees held in village 5 of Azraq refugee camp casts a shadow on Jordan's efforts” comments Ferhan “At a time when the situation in Syria is not conducive to the safe ...

Syrians already experienced difficulties in accessing basic health care in Jordan after a previous decision in November 2014 to cancel free medical services for Syrians living outside refugee camps. According to a survey of Syrian refugees conducted by MSF in Jordan in 2016, roughly 30 percent of adults ...
Syrian refugees listen during a news conference of the UN high commissioner for refugees at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, February 12, 2018. ... “We can't tell any more who's Jordanian and who's a refugee,” says a lecturer at Amman University who had also lived in Israel and the U.S. “The state has ...
Doctors from the UAE will provide psychological support for refugees living in a camp jointly run by the Emirates and Jordan. Volunteer doctors from Emirates Red Crescent discussed the plans for the programmes on Sunday during their visit to Mrajeeb Al Fhood refugee camp in Jordan. The camp, located ...
Today he's wearing a black sweater tucked into denim jeans, which are themselves tucked into calf-high boots caked in mud. The Tazweed Supermarket, where he's shopping, is on the periphery of a 75,000-person refugee camp in the semi-arid Jordanian steppe, six and a half miles from the Syrian border ...

On Friday April 6, Peace and Sport brought together 150 young refugees in the Za'atari camp in Jordan to celebrate the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace in partnership with the Jordanian NOC, the International Teqball Federation (FITEQ), the International Table Tennis Federation ...
"Refugee camps are an extreme expression of how disruptive our relationship with the planet and between people is," Dittrich says. ... In May of 2017, three years into its existence with only sporadic access to electricity during that time, the Jordanian camp Azraq become the first refugee camp in the world to ...
Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan - Dusty, arid and unforgiving: Jordan's desert that houses the Zaatari refugee camp was previously unoccupied. As the Syrian war escalated, the camp emerged almost overnight, housing the Syrians fleeing the violence. The camp is located about 2km from the Syrian border ...
The two sides held talks at the Jordanian Foreign Ministry headquarters, emphasising the fraternal ties between the UAE and Jordan, adding that these ... the issue of Syrian refugees, where Al Safadi noted that Jordan currently hosts 1.3 million Syrian refugees, with ten percent residing in refugee camps.
A senior Jordanian government official said health subsidies were cut because Jordan is in an economic crisis. Syrian refugees are now paying health fees comparable to those charged to Jordanians, he said. Jordan remains on "high moral ground" for hosting the refugees at all, said the official, who spoke ...
She arrived at the UAE-Jordanian refugee camp in 2013, when she was just a child. In 2016, when she turned 15, her family engaged her to be married. Fatma's wedding was scheduled to take place one year later. However, before becoming a bride, she took part in child protection workshops run by Tdh.
Herrera of Berlin met Hochstetler, who hails from Millersburg, during her work in the Eleonas Refugee Camp in Greece last year. The duo is working to raise awareness of the refugee crisis as well as funds to return to help the hurting through Project Elea. The pair hosted the forum last week that also ...
“It's such an overcrowded space in the refugee camps, their immune systems have been compromised,” he said. “They're packed in, and they ... In 2015, he visited the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, a now-permanent settlement for Syrians fleeing the country's brutal civil war. “We thought that was one of ...
27, 2018, targets Syrians who left refugee camps without a permit before July 1, 2017, and haven't returned since then, in addition to Syrians whom entered ... This grace period granted to illegally residing Syrians is a real opportunity to rectify their resident status in accordance with the Jordanian laws that ...
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is facing the most difficult financial situation since its inception in 1949. Sweden's Minister for Foreign Affairs and the co-chairing Foreign Ministers of Jordan and Egypt are therefore convening an extraordinary ...
Azraq camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan was built for people who fled the war in Syria. The camp was established in April 2014 due to the influx of Syrian refugees crossing the border into Jordan. It is home to around 35,000 refugees, more than half of whom are young boys and girls living in the middle of ...

In 2015, in the name of science, more than 800 teenage boys and girls in northern Jordan each allowed 100 strands of hair to be snipped from the crowns of their heads. Roughly half the teens were Syrian refugees, the other half Jordanians living in the area. The hair, molecular biologist Rana Dajani ...
Fig and pomegranate trees, grapes, carrots, and narcissus flowers are some of the plants that Aveen Ismail likes to grow in the Domiz refugee camp in Northern .... The Trust is also currently working in Jordan and Uganda and plans to branch out into other regions in Iraq, as well as potentially in Greece and ...
On 28 January, UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie visited Zaatari refugee camp to meet with Syrian refugees. She called on world leaders to end the conflict, impressing upon the UN Security Council members to visit the refugee camps and meet with urban refugees in Jordan to observe first-hand their ...
AMMAN — The overall number of registered Syrian refugees in Jordan slightly increased from 655,344 in 2016 to 655,624 in 2017, while the number of Syrian refugees inside refugee camps dropped from 141,070 in 2016 to 139,552 in 2017, according to the UNHCR. Of the total 655,624 Syrian refugees ...
AMMAN — The overall number of registered Syrian refugees in Jordan slightly increased from 655,344 in 2016 to 655,624 in 2017, while the number of Syrian refugees inside refugee camps dropped from 141,070 in 2016 to 139,552 in 2017, according to the UNHCR. Of the total 655,624 Syrian refugees ...
AMMAN, 13th February, 2018 (WAM) -- A delegation from the Cancer Patient Care Society (CPCS)–Rahma, led by its Director-General Nora Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi, visited the UAE-Jordanian Mrajeeb Al Fhood refugee camp in Jordan, to raise the awareness of Syrian refugees about cancer and help ...
ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP — The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi on Sunday said that there has not been any decision whatsoever to cut the aid to UNHCR or any other organisation providing support to the Syrian refugees in Jordan. Speaking at a press ...
AMMAN — Jordan on Sunday rejected as groundless claims by media reports that weapons were being smuggled from Iraq into Jordan to the Palestinian refugee camps in the Kingdom. The Jordanian borders with Iraq are completely under control by the authorities and the security apparatuses in the ...
The Zaatari Refugee Camp is at the forefront of the effort to provide stability, shelter and assistance to the many who now find themselves unable to return home. Just 15 kilometres from the Syria-Jordan border, Zaatari has hosted nearly half a million registered refugees in the seven years it has been ...
In refugee camps in Jordan and Turkey, having transportation to and from school can often determine whether thousands of Syrian refugee children will have the chance to get an ... In the Jordanian refugee camp of Azraq, children used to have to walk up to two kilometers to be able to go to school.
AMMAN, Feb 25 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's voluntary team "Shefaa" has offered due medical care to 660 Syrian patients, during an ongoing humanitarian trip at refugee camps in Jordan. The team has also performed eight successful surgeries, one for a two-year-old boy, and the other for a senile, member Dr. Ali ...
The U.S. announced that it will increase aid to Jordan by more than $1 billion over the next five years, despite the fact that President Donald Trump had ... Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, at the State Department, on January 18, 2018 in Washington, DC.
... Jordan have sustained a truly indispensable strategic partnership that has been critical to the security of both of our nations. Today we recognize the importance of that partnership by signing this new five-year memorandum of understanding," said Tillerson in a joint news conference with his Jordanian ...
AL AZRAQ REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan — Behind barbed-wire fences at this camp in northern Jordan, about 33,000 Syrians — half of them children ... They came at their own cost, brought their own instruments and supplies to refugee camps and clinics that sometimes lacked sinks with running water or a ...
AMMAN, 13th February, 2018 (WAM) -- A delegation from the Cancer Patient Care Society (CPCS)–Rahma, led by its Director-General Nora Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi, visited the UAE-Jordanian Mrajeeb Al Fhood refugee camp in Jordan, to raise the awareness of Syrian refugees about cancer and help ...
Refugee agency chief Filippo Grandi also told reporters during a tour of the Zaatari refugee camp Monday that only "a very small number" of about 15,000 Syrians left Jordan for Syria since 2016. He says "people don't feel secure." Grandi called on the United States and other developed nations to reverse ...
ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP — The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi on Sunday said that there has not been any decision whatsoever to cut the aid to UNHCR or any other organisation providing support to the Syrian refugees in Jordan. Speaking at a press ...
AMMAN — Jordan on Sunday rejected as groundless claims by media reports that weapons were being smuggled from Iraq into Jordan to the Palestinian refugee camps in the Kingdom. The Jordanian borders with Iraq are completely under control by the authorities and the security apparatuses in the ...
The Zaatari Refugee Camp is at the forefront of the effort to provide stability, shelter and assistance to the many who now find themselves unable to return home. Just 15 kilometres from the Syria-Jordan border, Zaatari has hosted nearly half a million registered refugees in the seven years it has been ...
On 29th January 2018, the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, visited ACTED's GiZ-funded project in Azraq Refugee Camp. On Monday 29th January 2018, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited Azraq Refugee Camp accompanied by his wife and a ...
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier honored Jordan for accepting hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees during a state visit on Sunday, ... Following his visit to a Jordanian refugee camp that houses some 30,000 people who have fled the conflict in Syria, Steinmeier will travel to Lebanon — the ...
During what is her fifth visit to Jordan, Jolie said: "It is heartbreaking to return to Jordan and witness the levels of hardship and trauma among Syrian refugees as this war enters its eighth year." Jolie met refugee families and teenage girls in a UN-run community programme. "I'm very proud. You're very ...
"We have visited the refugee camps in Gaza and, even with the assistance they receive, they live very meager and undignified lives," said Bishop Cantu, ... "We are deeply concerned by the humanitarian consequences of this decision on life-sustaining assistance to children, women and men in Jordan, ...
Cristian, who lives in Greenville, and Maher, who lives in a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan, have never met. But the two ... Last year, The Memory Project provided 800 portraits to children in Azrag and Za'Atari refugee camps in Jordan, which are home to tens of thousands of refugees age 17 and younger.
A Palestinian carries food supplies at a United Nations food distribution center in the Al-Shati refugee camp in Gaza City Jan. ... “is one of the major providers of critical, basic life-sustaining support services - including food assistance, education, health care, sanitation management - in the refugee camps.
Jordan to set price ceiling for bread. Government will set a price ceiling for bread and will not allow anyone to sell above that celling. Syrian refugees make bread to sell after a heavy snowstorm at Al Zaatari refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria, January 8, 2015.
Several hundred thousand Palestinians live in 10 refugee camps administered by the agency. “The economic situation is already quite bad in Jordan, and Trump's decision will impact people like us directly,” said Abdul Rahman Qanas, 52, a resident of the Baqaa refugee camp, the largest in Jordan with ...
I rang in the New Year by volunteering on a medical mission with the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) in the refugee camps in Jordan. ... Of those 6.5 million refugees, 80,000 are living in one of the locations I visited with SAMS, the Zataari refugee camp, which is now the fifth largest city in Jordan.
A Palestinian refugee sits outside his home in a narrow street of the Balata refugee camp near the West Bank city of Nablus, on January 9, 2018. ... The agency focuses on providing health care, education and social services to Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon.
Ammar Sabban, Gargoor's puppeteer, speaking to children at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan.(Photographs: Bidaya ... “The idea behind the visit to the Syrian refugee camp by the Sesame Workshop and IRC is two-fold. One is to ... Early childhood education in refugee camps is nonexistent. Part of the ...
... was speaking during an ongoing four-day visit to Jordan, where she has visited Syrian-refugee camps in Zaatari and Azraq in the north of the country, among other sites. Kempa met representatives of UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, and Jordanian government officials in the country's capital ...
AMMAN — Russia on Sunday lauded Jordan's approval to allow a one-day aid delivery to Rukban refugee camp inside Syria, blaming the US for blocking ... and Press Department of the Russian ministry of foreign affairs on the situation at the Rukban Syrian refugee camp near the Syrian-Jordanian border, ...
Since its opening in 2012, Za'atari refugee camp has remained the largest refugee camp in Jordan home to over 79,500 Syrian refugees. Many of today's residents have lived in the camp for several years and witnessed its rapid expansion and urbanization. The living standards have largely improved ...


 

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