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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…

Press Release – INGOs in Jordan oppose Syrian Refugees Ban

Press Release Jordan INGO Forum condemns the suspension of the resettlement of Syrian refugees to the United States January 31st 2017 Amman, January 31st 2017: The Jordan INGO Forum expresses its concerns and dismay following the recent Executive Order issued by US President Trump banning the resettlement of Syrian refugees to the United States for an unlimited period “until the President determines that changes are made to the program to ensure it aligns with the national interest”. Jordan is currently generously hosting over 655,000 registered Syrian refugees who have fled the war in Syria in search of protection. By demonstrating international leadership on refugee resettlement until now, the United States has been able to procure additional support for Syrian refugees around the world. Jordan, like…

Stand and Deliver, one year after the London Conference

Joint Report Stand and Deliver: Urgent action needed on commitments made at the London Conference one year on January 20th 2017   Refugees face similar challenges across Syria’s neighbouring countries Download the Report “Stand and Deliver” Refugees face similar challenges across Syria’s neighbouring countries, a new report by a coalition of 28 NGOs has found, warning that long-term efforts are still needed by the international community and host governments. Released against the backdrop of the “Supporting Syrians and the Region Conference” in Helsinki, slated for January 24, the report looked at changes in the legal status, education and jobs conditions of Syrians in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon one year after the London conference, which presented a “comprehensive new approach” to addressing the protracted Syrian crisis in…

Newsletter 2

News @ Jordan INGO Forum October- December 2016  Download the JIF Newsletter 2 | In a nutshell Humanitarian & Development Situation Azraq Berm Partners’ activities JIF’s continuing support to Iraqi refugees Syrian refugees’ precarious life in Informal Tented Settlements INGOs geared up to provide winterization support The need for increased economic empowerment of refugees LEADERS – Local Economic Empowerment and Development to Enhance Resilience and Social Stability Advocacy 16 days of activism against gender-based violence celebrated by INGOs Red Cross Humanitarian Forum To receive the Newsletter, contact us yannick.martin@jordaningoforum.org 

The Work Permit Maze

Infographic The Work Permit Maze December 13th 2016 With the signing of the Jordan Compact, The Government of Jordan opened migrant work permits to Syrian refugees, who can now apply for a one-year permit with their Ministry of Interior identification cards, removing the prohibitive requirement of a passport and residency visa. The Government of Jordan has worked closely with international and local partners to address policy questions, assist in implementation, and agree to the terms of the EU trade facility, announced in July 2016. This visual tools describe the steps Syrian refugees need to take in order to obtain their work permit, Download the Work Permit Maze Infographic   Update 2017:  Significantly, GoJ also waived the registration costs of work permits for Syrian refugees through the…

Syrian refugees: Shrinking access to services under a limited legal status

Protection Brief Shrinking access to services under a limited legal status December 2016   Syrian refugees in Jordan continue to face multiple protection challenges related to limited legal status, and this brief focuses on the impact on Syrian refugees, particularly their ability to access services. Download the Protection Brief 2016 The consequences of the Syria conflict have continued to impact Jordan in 2016, with 655,404 Syrians registered with UNHCR as of 4 December 2016. Currently 141,000 Syrian refugees are registered as living in the formal camps of Zaatari, Azraq and Emirati Jordanian camp (EJC) and rely on the governmental and non-governmental actors to provide them with basic protection and services. The situation in the camps for Syrian refugees who have managed to enter Jordan between March and May…

JIF Newsletter 1

News @ Jordan INGO Forum July- September 2016  Download the Newsletter #1. In a nutshell: Humanitarian & Development Situation Azraq Berm Partners’ activities INGOs scaling up interventions in Zaatari and Azraq camps INGOs’ support to livelihoods and host community interventions Advocacy To register to the newsletter, contact yannick.martin@jordaningoforum.org

From Words to Action, 6 months after the London Conference

Joint Report From Words to Action – Reviewing the commitments made at the ‘Supporting Syria and the Region’ Conference six months on September 2016 Read the Executive Summary Read the Report in English Read the Report in Arabic This September an inter-agency report was released documenting the progress made since the ‘Supporting Syria and the Region’ conference held in London last February in terms of funding and policy commitments. It proposes specific recommendations to ensure its successful implementation. The report, led by Save the Children, has been signed by 48 organisations and 4 NGO platforms. The London Conference agreed ‘a comprehensive new approach on how we respond to this protracted crisis.’ Those promises made in London have the potential to transform the lives of both refugees and vulnerable host…

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