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Syrian refugees in Jordan, a protection overview – 2017 report

Protection Brief  Syrian refugees in Jordan, a protection overview  January 2018 Download the JIF Protection Brief 2017   Seven years into the Syria crisis, Syrian refugees remain in exile as their country continues to face a protracted conflict and an overwhelming humanitarian crisis. With 13.1 million people requiring humanitarian assistance in Syria and 5.5 million Syrian refugees worldwide[1] (mainly hosted in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt), this remains the world’s largest displacement crisis. As of 31 December 2017, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) recorded 655,624 registered Syrian refugees in Jordan[2], a number that has remained consistent over the past three years, mainly due to the increased entry restrictions into the Kingdom. Close to 80 per cent of registered refugees live outside...

JIF Newsletter 6

News @ Jordan INGO Forum October – December 2017 Download the Newsletter 6 in English Download the Newsletter 6 in Arabic In a nutshell Editorial Humanitarian Overview Azraq Berm Partners’s activities Mental health Winterization Non Syrian refugees Juvenile Justice (special feature in collaboration with Tdh) Host Community Voices from Jordan Youth recreational activity (special feature in collaboration with ICMC) Women protection empowerment Advocacy 16 Days of Activism Universal Children’s Day

Feature Story/ TDH – Grooming the future: barbering workshop empowers juveniles in detention centers

Feature Story TDH - Grooming the future: barbering workshop empowers juveniles in detention centers January 2018 Juvenile Justice, Youth  The weekends are very busy for Samir[1] as his clients line up at the barbershop in Rusaifah’s Rehabilitation Center waiting their turn. “I had never thought of becoming a barber, but now I believe my future lies in mastering this profession,” said the 16-year-old. A year ago, Samir attended a barbering and a grooming vocational training supported by Terre des hommes (Tdh) in one of Jordan’s six training centers (for children in pre-trial detention) and rehabilitation centers (for convicted children). He and hundreds of other children in conflict with the law pass through the formal system of detention centers every month. Over four months, Samir and other...

Feature Story/ ICMC – Through a different lens: Syrian youth with visual impairment gains new perspective

Feature Story ICMC-  Through a different lens:  Syrian youth with visual impairment gains new perspective January 2018 Youth, Person with Disability A Syrian refugee boy is using photography to document the triumphs and challenges of his life in a host community in Jordan. Learning how to take photos has encouraged him to see things in a new way. Hasan*, 15, started taking photos of his life as a refugee in Mafraq six months ago. Mafraq is a frontier city in northern Jordan, close to the Syrian border. In 2012, Hasan and his family came to Mafraq after fleeing their home in Homs, Syria’s third largest city and key battlefield in the civil war that has been ravaging the country since 2011. The boy, who lost...

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…

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