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 August 23,2012  
 
 
  1. Recent Developments:
 

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The government and the UN launched on Monday a $ 429 million aid appeal to provide basic services for for a Syrian refugee population growing by some 2300 persons per day. Meanwhile, the UNICEF called for $ 54 million in urgent funds to support Jordan in hosting the flood of Syrian refugees as more than 10,000 entered Jordan during the past few days.

   

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According to UNHCR latest numbers of refugees, there are around 68,000 Syrians registered and waiting for registration with the agency. Residents of Zaatari camp are now more than 21,000, 36% of them are single men as more than 3,000 tents have been transported from UNHCR warehouses in Zarqa to the camp in addition to 10,000 blankets and other items. More than 160,000 Syrian refugees are currently residing in different areas of Jordan.

   

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Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh said Jordan is finalizing preperations for a second refugee camp in the Ribaa Sirhan area near the Jordanian- Syrian borders, a facitly that is expected to host 20,000 persons and includes tents in the first phase before being upgraded to residential trailers. The camp will be funded by United Arab Emirates and will be opened soon after all infrastucture works are completed.

   

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Prime Minister Fayez Tarawneh said the government will repatriate some Syrian refugees responsible for riots in the Zaatari camp to where they came from after 200 Syrian refugees protested against the camp’s living conditions.The riots caused many injuries among more than 20 Jordanian security in the camp after being attacked with stones. Most of the injured were discharged from hospital after receiving treatment.

   
   2. Caritas Response:
 

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Yesterday, Caritas Center in Mafraq registered 30 Syrian families.

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The Center distributed 20 milk and diaper kits as well.

  Yesterday, Caritas Zarqa registered 7 families. Today, there are 6 new families.

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In two weeks, Caritas Zarqa will start vocational training for 40 Syrian refugee participants. 20 of them will receive kitchen vocational training, while the other 20 will receive English training.

 

 

  2. Additional comments/Remarks
 

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A Syrian refugee died during the Eid Al Fitr holiday after his tent in the Zaatari camp caught fire while he was making tea having around him some candles. He sustained burns in his face and chest and was rushed to Al Mafraq Public Hospital where he was reported dead.

   

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Persons in charge of operating the French and Moroccan hospitals that are assisting the Syrians in the camp have discussed during a meeting with the Director of King Abdullah Hospital the possibillity of referral of some cases to this hospital, which is already receiving injured Syrians as well as some other medical cases.

   

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Director of Zaatari camp has said that the living conditions and the services in the camp are improving day by day. Electricity will be provided to all parts of the camp soon as well as establishing kitchens and placing road layers to reduce dust and flying sands. The refugees in the camp are getting better meals, quality medical and water services and supplies through the operating organizations.

   

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The United Arab Emirates ( UAE) field hospital that is operating in Mafraq consists of two mobile hospitals reaching to all Syrian refugees’ residences in addition to a field hospital that is expected to serve more than 20,000 Syrian refugees.The hospital and its clinics has the capability to receive 500 patient a day suffering from respiratory problems, chronic diseases as well as injuries.

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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