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JIF Newsletter 5

News @ Jordan INGO Forum July – September 2017 Download JIF Newsletter 5 in English Download JIF Newsletter 5 in Arabic In a nutshell Humanitarian & Development Situation Azraq Berm Policy Development New work permits in construction sector Article 308 abolished Jordan Compact Study Partners’ activities Gender, Documentation, and Child Marriage Providing a good start for children through Early Childhood Care and Development On My Own: Protection Challenges faced by Unaccompanied and Separated Children (UASC) Hope Family Centres: Summer education Supporting Torture and War Trauma Survivors Empowering Syrian and Jordanian women Advocacy Berm Press Release (28 September) Walk the Talk Infographic Forgotten Issues Infographic

Jordan Compact Study 2017

Report FORWARD TOGETHER: INGOs contribution to the Jordan Compact  September 2017 The objective of this report was to understand and critically evaluate JIF member organizations’ contributions to implementing the Jordan Compact (JC) commitments, as well as to highlight new opportunities for INGO involvement and areas where enhanced coordination is needed. This study sought to identify how actors within JIF have incorporated the Jordan Compact commitments into their own education and livelihoods programming, and developed case studies to highlight best practices, lessons learned, and current shortcomings and constraints. The report concludes by offering a critical analysis of the comparative advantages and added value of INGOs in Jordan, as well as considerations for a variety of stakeholders. Among the key achievements, the research highlights that: JIF members…

Press Release: Syria-Jordan border: Urgent humanitarian assistance and respect of humanitarian principles needed

Press Release INGOs call for urgent humanitarian assistance and respect of humanitarian principles at Syrian-Jordanian border September 28 2017 Download the Press Release In Arabic and In English Amman, Jordan – International NGOs in Jordan call for the immediate and unhindered resumption of humanitarian assistance to approximately 50,000 vulnerable Syrians – the majority of whom are women and children – trapped along the northeastern Jordanian-Syrian border in Rukban and for the respect of the principle of non-refoulement, including access to international protection. Operating constraints have restrained humanitarian access to the border area, undermined the application of humanitarian principles and jeopardized lives. The distribution of humanitarian aid has been sporadic and wholly inadequate and has left thousands at risk, with growing concerns about the health and nutrition status of these…

Infographic- Walk the Talk – September 2017

Infographic Walk the Talk : A visual product for the Jordan Compact September 2017 To follow up INGO’s position and recommendation for the Jordan Compact, download the Infographic Walk the Talk in English and Walk the Talk in Arabic On 4 February 2016, the international community agreed on a ‘comprehensive new approach’ to address the protracted Syria crisis at the Supporting Syria and the Region Conference in London. Donors, international organizations, and regional host countries – which host the vast majority of refugees from Syria– committed to financial pledges and policy changes to improve the lives of refugees and host communities. The international community pledged to support Jordan’s growth agenda while maintaining its resilience and economic stability. In return, the government of Jordan (GoJ) agreed to take steps to…

JIF Newsletter 4

News @ Jordan INGO Forum April- June 2017 Download JIF newsletter 4 in English Download JIF newsletter 4 in Arabic In a nutshell  Humanitarian & Development Situation Azraq Berm Policy Development School’s out, but here’s how we keep children ‘in’ Addressing the needs of non-Syrian refugees The most vulnerable residing in Informal Tented Settlements (ITS) Providing documentation to refugees Vulnerable Jordanians CARE Study nds trend towards greater aid dependence Advocacy JIF members marked World Refugee Day, 20 June Refugee voices: Continuing education and looking to the future To receive the Newsletter, contact us yannick.martin@jordaningoforum.org 

Forgotten Issues

Infographic Refugees in Jordan: Forgotten Issues  July 2017 Download the JIF Infographic detailing key data on Refugees in Jordan’s forgotten issues Key data and Source 4,872 Unaccompanied & Separated Children Childhood Interrupted: Lost Years for the Children of the Syrian Refugee Crisis, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, 2016 93% of Syrian refugees outside camps live below the poverty line UNHCR Operational Update, Jan 2017 Rent accounts for over half of Syrian refugees’ monthly expenditures Six Years Into Exile: The challenges and coping strategies of non-camp Syrian refugees in Jordan and their host communities, CARE International, 2016 Over 129,000 Syrian refugees have not yet completed, or, are unable to update their government registration UNHCR estimate (NRC) 56% of Syrian refugees live in shelters that do not…

Jordan & the international community need to renew the commitments made at London

Press Release Jordan and the international community need to renew the commitments made at London, aid agencies say April 4th 2017 Amman, April 4th 2017 – The commitments secured at London a year ago to invest in Jordan’s economic growth and stability for all citizens’ benefits and improve Syrian refugees’ access to education, legal employment and sustainable livelihoods opportunities are as important today as they were in early 2016, fifty-four aid agencies stress today. The Jordan INGO Forum (JIF) welcomes the opening today of an international conference on the Syria crisis in Brussels. This important gathering should serve as an opportunity to further the strong partnership between the Government of Jordan, the international community and the civil society to jointly work together to improve the…

Opinion: Keeping up momentum, one year after Jordan Compact

Opinion JIF: Keeping up momentum, one year after Jordan Compact April 3rd 2017 This op-ed was originally in the Jordan Times Since the beginning of the Syria crisis, in 2011, Syrians have been forced to flee their homes at the rate of more than three per every single minute of the past six years. The 22.3 million displaced Syrians and neighbouring host communities that the international community serve are a stark reminder of the reality of this crisis. While superlatives are rarely an accurate depiction of the true scale of a humanitarian crisis, the Syria crisis has challenged each and every humanitarian worker — morally, practically and psychologically. The world is meeting in Brussels this week to discuss the future of Syria, and how to continue assisting…

Newsletter 3

News @ Jordan INGO Forum January March 2017 Download the JIF Newsletter 3 in English Download the JIF Newsletter 3 in Arabic  In a nutshell:  Humanitarian & Development Situation Azraq Berm Protection Partners’ activities JIF support to Jordanians aected by the building collapse in Amman JIF support to Jordanian education sector Increasing women’s participation in humanitarian action Ongoing need for psycho-social support activities JIF members take part in the NLG EdTech Summit Advocacy JIF members celebrate International Women Day JIF dialogue on livelihoods Durable solution platform Refugee voices: Striving forward against all odds   To receive the Newsletter, contact us yannick.martin@jordaningoforum.org 

Joint NGO Briefing: Brussels Syria Conference

Joint Briefing Brussels Syria Conference: NGOs briefing March 22nd 2017  The undersigned international and national NGOs and respective NGO coordination fora welcome the fact that the international community, under the impetus of the EU, is convening in Brussels to address and respond to the Syria crisis. Read the full Joint briefing The conference is an urgent and vital opportunity for states to: reiterate their commitments to upholding the right for civilians fleeing Syria to seek asylum and international protection; ensure Syrians can access assistance throughout the country; reiterate the need to protect Syrian humanitarian workers and their operations; fulfill and  build upon commitments made at the London Conference in 2016; and support sectors which have been particularly damaged by the conflict. Today more than ever, the…

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