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 August 13,2012  
 
 
  1. Recent Developments:
 

 

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According to UNHCR, intensified fighting in major urban areas such as Aleppo and Damascus has led to the influx of some 2,000 Syrians into Jordan each day, pushing the total number of registered refugees to 45,600. Furthermore, UNHCR will launch awareness programs in Mafraq and Ramtha for Syrian refugees to acquaint them with refugees’ law according to the international documents and educate them on how to abide by internal laws and regulations in Jordan.

   

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Residents of the Zaatari camp are now 5357 as more efforts are being exerted to upgrade the services particularly electricity installations, water supplies, hygiene and sanitation infrastructure, toilets and showers that can serve up to 5,000 people and meet the urgent humanitarian needs. Currently, the camp contains 2200 tents, 80 caravans with a total cost of JD 7 million. It can host 11,000 refugees and up to 113,000 when all preparations and installation work finish.

   

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Meanwhile, Minister of Health has stated that all Syrian refugees entering Jordan will be screened for communicable diseases to prevent epidemics, noting that 18 tuber-culosis have been detected and are currently receiving treatment. According to the ministry’s figures, some 30,000 Syrians have been treated in the country’s medical facilities, while 25,000 children under the age of five have been inoculated at a cost of JD 800,000. The cost of providing health services for the Syrians currently staying in Jordan will reach JD 30 million this year.

   

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A military French field hospital has been opened in the Zaatari camp. The hospital is expected to ease the burden on the Jordanian medical facilities and receive the in-jured Syrians. 85 French medical officers have assembled the hospital of 30 large tents as well as 80 tonnes of medical equipment and aid supplies. The hospital will include 70 beds; undergo war injuries surgical operations and vaccinations through a team of experienced doctors, nurses and medics that can carry out 10 surgeries a day and admit up to 20 patients.

   
 

 

photo by Bill Lyons for CRS

   
   2. Caritas Response:
 

 

 

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On Tuesday, August 7 to Thursday, August 9, Zarqa Center registered 57 new Syrian families. On Saturday, August 11, 6 new families registered with Zarqa Center.

   

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In conjunction with international volunteers from Caritas Milan, Caritas Center in Mafraq is hosting a series of activities for Syrian youths between the ages of 6-16. This program runs from 10 am to noon everyday of this week for around 80 Syrian youth. Activities in-clude sports, games, arts and crafts.

   

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During the event, Caritas Mafraq Center distributed 80 school kits, provided by the Men-nonite Central Committee.

   

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Caritas branch in Mafraq has registered 60 families today.

   

 

photo by Bill Lyons for CRS

 

  2. Additional comments/Remarks
 

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Kuwaiti Red Crescent has dispatched humanitarian aid to the Syrian refugees in Irbid. The assistance is presented by the Kuwaiti people and includes basic food items.

   

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Ministry of Health has said that it will coordinate with WHO to open a clinic in the camp to supervise the international organizations that are providing medical services to the Syrians in the camp. In addition, the Ministry of Health will follow up all hygienic and san-itation services and oversee the coordination between international organizations, as well as to detect any epidemic diseases.

   

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The Mafraq camp for army defectors in Manshieh Al Alayian area is still receiving more defectors and it has now around 1500 defectors from the Syrian army. More than 700 defectors arrived few days ago. Those new comers left their military units and came as refugees to Jordan, currently receiving services in this camp.

   
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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