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September 4,2012  
 
 
  1. Recent Developments:
 

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According to UNHCR, 2 Syrian cases voluntarily returned to Syria three days ago after signing a document in this regard according to the international laws. Meanwhile, UNHCR in Jordan said that there are around 25,000 Syrians residing in Zaatari camp and more than 74,000 Syrians registered and waiting for registration with the agency. More than 180,000 Syrian refugees are currently residing in Jordan including a big number in Maan governorate close to the Saudi borders.

   

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The Ministry of Education has said prefabricated schoolrooms funded by UNICEF will be set up in the camp for school-age Syrians to receive lessons as the ministry cannot shoulder the burden of accommodating Syrian children in public schools which are already crowded. UNICEF said it had proposed a plan to accommodate Syrian refugees students at the camp in the nearby public schools in an afternoon shift with the agency covering the costs of teaching salaries, textbooks and bus transportation.

   

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Jordan is studying a proposal to grant Syrian refugees ownership of residential trailers to be placed in Zaatari camp,allowing families to take the mobile housing with them when they return to their homeland. This move will help displaced Syrians whom have lost their homes due to clashes between Syrian government and rebel forces to rebuild their lives rather than wait for the international community to step up. Officials aim to house 7,000 of the camp’s residents in trailers within the next month with the support of funding from Saudi Arabia and Oman.

   

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A 2,300 dunum plot of land near the Zaatari camp will be used to establish a new camp for Syrian refugees, under an agreement signed between the Jordan Industrial Estates Corporation and the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organisation. The camp will be established by the UNHCR on land previously planned to host the Mafraq Industrial City.
 

 

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The Ramtha border crossing between Jordan and Syria was closed indefinitely on Sunday. According to senior official source, the Syrian side decided to close the border because the situation on their side is dangerous and unstable.The Syrian army was deployed intensively on the border as well as spreading numerous tanks in an attempt to obstruct the movements of the Free Syrian Army in the area.
   
   2. Caritas Response:
 

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The following chart shows the numbers of Syrian refugees registered in Caritas database, which reach 26,230 individuals, with a total of 5,341 families until the end of August 2012:

   
 
   

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Caritas Jordan – Emergency response for the displaced Syrians for the upcoming period till the end of 2012 will be as follows:

 

 

At Caritas Mafraq Center – package distribution
Photo by Caritas Jordan 2012

 

  2. Additional comments/Remarks
 

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The Jordanian-Italian field hospital started operating on Sunday in Zaatari Refugee Camp. The 16 –bed hospital includes two rooms to receive urgent cases and clinics specialising in general and internal medicine, paediatrics, gynaecology,and general surgery, in addition to a pharmacy.

   

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 Director of the Moroccan field hospital has said that 8 deliveries took place in the Moroccon hospital at Zaatari camp last week, all in good conditions. There are spreading information from the camp administration that all new born babies with their families will be placed in caravans in order to protect them from any spreading diseases.

   

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According to the Jordan- UAE hospital Director, 300 Syrian and Jordanian cases received medical treatement in the hospital since the opening of the hospital last week. Five surgical operations have been made to injured Syrians who received bullets and splinters, whereas the other cases were paediatrics, gynaecology and others who all received free medical treatment.

   

“Save the Children”, in cooperation with the Swiss Agency for Development, has distributed clothes to 500 children in Zaatari camp.

   

 

 
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