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 August 30,2012  
 
 
  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 the 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 campís living conditions.The riots caused many injuries to 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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Caritas registered 103 new families in Mafraq during the past three days.

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On Monday, Caritas Center in Mafraq started implementing a non-formal education program for 100 Syrian children, ages ranging from 6 to 13. This program will take place from 3.30 to 6.30 pm every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of every week until December. Activities include teaching Arabic, English and Mathematics lessons as well as games and arts. Six teachers and four Caritas volunteers participate in this program. Caritas Center in Mafraq provides transportation for the Syrian children to be picked up and dropped off at certain location points in Mafraq. Snacks and juice are also provided during the non-formal education program.

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In Zarqa, Caritas registrations from Monday to Wednesday reached 19 new families. During the past three days, 19 medical cases were treated at the Center.
 

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Starting next week, Caritas Center in Zarqa will expand its free medical services to Syrian refugees until the end of the year. The free medical services will include laboratory tests, x-ray examinations, general check ups, and other in-patient and out-patient services.

   

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Starting next week, Caritas Center in Zarqa will expand its free medical services to Syrian refugees until the end of the year. The free medical services will include laboratory tests, x-ray examinations, general check ups, and other in-patient and out-patient services.

 

 

  2. Additional comments/Remarks
 

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A new United Arab Emirates mobile field hospital was opened on Tuesday in Zaatari camp in Mafraq. The hospital is equipped to provide all types of medical and dental services in addition to providing pscho-social support to traumatized children.

   

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United Arab Emirates and Oman have donated 200 residential trailers to be be placed in Zaatari camp . Another 2500 trailers were donated by Saudi Arabia last week.

   

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Some 50 Syrian refugees have been returned to the camp after escaping from the place in protest of what they consider harsh living conditions in the camp.

   
 

Ireland donated $2.5 million to UNHCR to assist the Syrian refugees in Jordan. Japan has also decided to donate $ 5 million to assist the Syrians in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.

   
 

A new children vaccination campaign started yesterday in Zaatari camp. The first campaign inoculated 27,000 Syrian children under one year and was for free.

   

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Minister of Education announced on Wednesday that only Syrian children whose families are registered with UNHCR are eligible to enrol in the Kingdomís public schools. The minister estimated the number of school-age Syrian children in Jordan at 17,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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