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 August 4,2012  
 
 

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UNHCR and JHCO have started to transport the Syrian refugees from Bashabsheh complex and other transit facilities to Zaatari camp. According to Ramtha governor, the process is taking place gradually and smoothly. So far, 2000 Syrians have been transferred from the temporary housing facilities to the camp.

   

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Hundreds of Syrians protested against their transfer to the camp, holding sit-ins at transit facilities describing the siteís conditions as inhospitable as the camp is located in a desert area under a hot sun and flies. According to eyewitnesses, authoritiesí ef-forts to transfer the first batch of Syrian refugees from the Bashabsheh facility late Sunday was met with resistance, requiring the intervention of security services.

   

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Meanwhile, a new policy restricting the movement of Syrians within Jordan has gone into place, which relief officials are calling the first step towards the establishment of a series of closed refugee camps. Some 200 Jordanians and Syrian nationals were turned away from the Ramthaís District governorís office after being told that the au-thorities were no longer accepting or processing financial guarantees signed by Jor-danian nationals that clear the way for refugees to exit the centers.

   

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UNHCR has requested donor countries namely the US, Canada, EU and Australia to secure extra funds that enable the agency to respond to the Syrians needs as the number of new refugees is increasing significantly. The agency has so far received 36% of the allocated funds of around $ 78 million earmarked to cover the Syrian fam-iliesí needs as of March 2011.
 

   
  Caritas Jordan Response:
 

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Around 300 Syrian families registered with Caritas Jordan in one week in Mafraq. Around 75 families registered with Caritas Jordan in one day.

   

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The Mafraq Center is undergoing its second week of medical campaign for the Syrian refugees. There is one doctor available for the medical campaign. Last week, the medi-cal campaign had around 200 patients. In average, 15-20 people come to the medical campaign each day.

   

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240 families registered with Caritas Jordan this week in Zarqa. Blankets and relief kits were distributed to 38 families of three members. Another distribution to 25 families of 4-7 members took place on August 2, 2012.

   

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The following chart shows the social structure of displaced Syrians compiled in Caritas database:

   

 

 

  2. Additional comments/Remarks
 

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Jordan has closed one of its first unofficial Syrian refugee camps (Bashabsheh) in Ramtha after the last busload of its temporary residents departed. The closure is the first step in phasing out the use of transit facilities that housed Syrians since the beginning of the influx of refugees. All temporary facilities are expected to be closed by the end of this month.

   

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Minister of Education has stated that the government is mulling to establish private schools for the Syrian refugees in Zaatari camp to allow the students in the camp get proper education. Special arrangements will be made soon to achieve this goal.

   

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The Italian field hospital will be the main facility that will serve the Zaatari refugees be-sides establishing a new clinic that will provide quality services to the Syrians in the camp.

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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