to interior ministry statistics quoted by the
UN, over 140,000 Syrians have crossed into
Jordan legally and illegally since March 2011;
more than 32,000 have registered as refugees,
with an average of 700-800 daily new comers,
mostly from Deraa area. This number is expected
to rise significantly due to the fresh clashes
that are taking place in this area.
Caritas Jordan is
still distributing infant formulas and diapers
to Syrian families in Mafraq. Furthermore, a
total number of 300 parcels were distributed to
Syrian families consist of 7-16 members.During
the past week, some 300-500 Syrians registered
with UNHCR in Mafraq.
Registration of new Syrians is still ongoing;
150 new families registered with Caritas on July
11. Overall, the Mafraq Center served over 2000
displaced Syrian families. Caritas volunteers
are organizing packing and distribution of
Caritas is visiting
and assisting Syrian families in Zarqa. Families
in the governorate are receiving food and non-
food items through Caritas volunteers inside the
Latin convent premises in Zarqa. Some 216
parcels for Syrian families were distributed in
the governorate. Overall, the Zarqa Center
served over 700 families, 30% of these
beneficiaries came from Amman.
Caritas Jordan arranged a free one week medical
campaign to Syrian refugees in Zarqa. The
campaign included blood pressure, sugar- level
and ultrasound (sonar) tests, in addition to
consultations and medication.
Caritas resumed the distribution of humanitarian
aid items in Ramtha through Buweida
Community-based Organization (CBO), one of six
CBOs Caritas has been cooperating with in the
northern area of Jordan.