Joint NGO/UN briefing of the current shortfalls in aid and ability to meet humanitarian needs of refugees from Syria in Jordan
The scale of the humanitarian crisis
Jordan is intending to declare the north of the country a “disaster area,” Jordanian Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour said in remarks published on Wednesday.
The prime minister voiced concerns over a wide-scale flow of Syrian refugees into Jordan as a result of possible flare-up of major armed confrontations in Syria.Read more
(Al-Mafraq, Jordan) 25 February 2013 -- Leila fled to Jordan with her two young children nearly a year ago, as she feared that they would not live to see another day if they stayed in Syria.
When other ICMC caseworkers and I entered her bare apartment in Al-Mafraq, it was obvious that Leila’s two children shared her resilience. They were quick to scurry around, crawling over laps and digging into their packets of crisps, trying to conceal the excitement that our visit had triggered.Read more
(Geneva) 29 January 2013 – ICMC yesterday welcomed a delegation led by Assistant Secretary Anne Richard of the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (BPRM), who had come to meet with Syrian refugees as thousands are crossing into Jordan to escape ongoing violence in their home country.Read more
ZAATARI, Jordan – A wave of 21,000 Syrian refugees in the past week, moving into northern Jordan at about five times the usual daily rate, has overwhelmed this crowded camp that's already struggling with flooding, short supplies and tent fires.Read more