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 August 7,2012  
 
 
  1. Recent Developments:
 

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Jordan has officially dismissed as inaccurate news reports of border clashes between Jordanian and Syrian regime forces. Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communications said the Syrian army shot at Syrian refugees attempting to cross in-to Jordan, injuring several of them. The Jordanian military did not respond and there were no clashes.

   

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Minister of Health has said that the ministry has vaccinated 25,000 Syrian refugee children against epidemic and viral diseases, indicating that the ministry will get a mobile clinic for children vaccination in the camp in addition to finding an office tasked to monitor all medical organizations working in the camp and detecting medi-cal cases as well as providing general medical services. The Minister called on all organizations working in the camp to better coordinate their efforts in order to provide durable medical services.

   

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UNHCR Representative in Jordan has said that the agency will work on replacing the tents in the Zaatari camp to caravans, describing the situation in Mafraq as extremely difficult. The new initiative, which aims to provide dignified living conditions for Syrian refugees, will be coordinated with JHCO and the cost of the unit is around JD 2500. However, he has acknowledged that the situation is now better than before as new latrines, water and electricity installations in addition to other recreational facilities have been placed in the camp.

   

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The government is set to open a school in the Zaatari camp, officials say, in the latest sign that Jordan is expecting an extended stay for the Syrian refugees. Education Minister has said that the school will follow the ministry’s curricula. As the capacity of the Jordanian schools is limited and there are around 7000 Syrian students in the public schools, the intention to open this school comes as part of new policy restrict-ing the movement of Syrians within Jordan and separating refugees from host com-munities due to growing fears of attempts by regime agents and rebels to infiltrate Jordan

   
   2. Caritas Response:
 

 

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Many local and international visitors and delegations are checking on the services that are extended to Syrian refugees in Mafraq and Zarqa Caritas Centers. Some interviews and house visits have been made to Syrian houses to convey the fundamental needs of the Syrians to donor countries and record success stories of Caritas work in the gover-norates.

   

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As Caritas Germany humanitarian assistance project was concluded last month, Caritas is currently implementing MCC project in addition to many other medical, humanitarian and medical projects until the end of this year.

   

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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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Around 20 milk and diaper kits are given out daily.
Average daily registration of Syrians in Mafraq Center is around 40-50 families.

   

 

 

  2. Additional comments/Remarks
 

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A Saudi convoy of 43 trucks loaded with food, medicines and clothing left Riyadh to pro-vide assistance for Syrian refugees in Jordan carrying the first batch of aid from a 10-day national appeal that has so far raised $ 125 million.

   

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Morocco has decided to send food and medical assistance as well as to establish a field hospital for assisting the Syrian refugees in the camp. 7 planes will transport 155 tons of food items and the hospital equipment, which will be operated by Moroccan doctors’ and nurses.

   

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A United Arab Emirates (UAE) mobile field hospital arrived in Jordan to provide health and humanitarian services to Syrian refugees in Jordan. The hospital will start receiving patients during the coming few days. The medics are from UAE, Jordan and other coun-tries and will be visiting the Syrians in all their areas of living, will be doing small surgical operations and will remain in Jordan for many months.

   

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The JHCO has said the first phase of replacing the tents will include placing more than 80 caravans as the tents in the camp will not hold the tough desert conditions and the numbers of Syrians in the camp is continuously increasing. More utilities and basic ser-vices will be added to the camp to facilitate the process of hosting and better serving the refugees.
 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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