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 July 30,2012  
 
 

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In response to the growing number of Syrians entering Jordan as numbers have reached as high as 2,000 individuals per day, the newly established refugee camp (Zaatari) was opened on Sunday, July 29,2012 after all preparations and installations of water, electricity and medical services were completed. Some 500 refugees will be moved from the temporary transit housing facilities in Ramtha to the camp on a daily basis as an initial pilot phase ahead of transporting all refugees in Jordan to this camp. The camp will have the capacity to house some 10,000 but will be designed with the expandable capacity of housing 150,000 people. UNICEF has supported water, sanitation and hygiene infrastructure, placing toilets and showers among other needs whereas UNHCR has placed three big tents in the beginning of the camp to be used for storages of humanitarian aid and food items.

   

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Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization (JHCO), in coordination with UNHCR have erected 3000 tents to accommodate the transported Syrians in an aim to decongest the pressure on the temporary residencies and provide safety and security to the ref-ugees.

Number of registered refugees with UNHCR has now reached 37,000 Syrians and other 7,000 are waiting to be registered as this process continues despite difficulties and time availability.

   

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In response to the growing number of Syrians entering Jordan as numbers have reached as high as 2,000 individuals per day, the newly established refugee camp (Zaatari) was opened on Sunday, July 29,2012 after all preparations and installations of water, electricity and medical services were completed. Some 500 refugees will be moved from the temporary transit housing facilities in Ramtha to the camp on a daily basis as an initial pilot phase ahead of transporting all refugees in Jordan to this camp. The camp will have the capacity to house some 10,000 but will be designed with the expandable capacity of housing 150,000 people. UNICEF has supported water, sanitation and hygiene infrastructure, placing toilets and showers among other needs whereas UNHCR has placed three big tents in the beginning of the camp to be used for storages of humanitarian aid and food items.

   

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Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization (JHCO), in coordination with UNHCR have erected 3000 tents to accommodate the transported Syrians in an aim to decongest the pressure on the temporary residencies and provide safety and security to the ref-ugees.

Number of registered refugees with UNHCR has now reached 37,000 Syrians and other 7,000 are waiting to be registered as this process continues despite difficulties and time availability.
 

   
Caritas Jordan Response:
 

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Caritas Jordan continues to receive huge number of Syrians in its centers, registering them in their records, ahead of distribution of humanitarian assistance and provision of medical assistance through GP checkups and free medical campaigns.

   

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In cooperation with medical students of the University of Jordan, Caritas Jordan held an Iftar banquet for 170 Syrian families of 3 members at the Catholic Church in Mafraq. Some 560 individuals attended the Iftar meals, which consist of rice, chicken, yoghurt, soda drinks, dates, bread and water. More than 50 volunteers helped to organ-ize, serve distribute Iftar packages and clean up after the event. After the Iftar, each Syr-ian family received a food package consisting of rice, sugar, lentils, noodles tomato paste, flour and dates. Caritas Jordan received positive feedbacks on the Iftar; many Syrian individuals expressed interest in another similar event and have requested more Iftar events for families of larger sizes.

   

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According to interviews gathered by Caritas in Mafraq, Zarqa and Amman centers, many displaced Syrians of all ages have resorted to low-wage jobs:

Syrian youths are often spotted as street peddlers, beggars, and market helpers, instead of attending school/summer camps.

Some married Syrian females are reported to work in low-wage farms.

Male head of households in Amman are reported to work in low-wage jobs as bakers, construction workers, and security guards.

   

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According to Caritas database filtering ( based on data from Mafraq and Zarqa), age group vs. gender of displaced Syrians is illustrated in this chart:
 

   

 

 Iftar Banquet held by Caritas Jordan for Syrian refugees in Mafraq- Jordan

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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