“IT’S LIKE BEING IN THE DESERT AND SUDDENLY SOMEONE GIVES YOU A CUP OF WATER”

15 Sep 2016
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Abu Yousef, a father of six living in Jordan after fleeing across the border from Syria, recalls how a Child Cash Grant provided by UNICEF with the help of CERF, has changed his life and that of his children. 
 
While the Jordanian government provided health care services and education to Abu and his family, his refugee status did not allow him to obtain a work permit. Like many others, he struggled to get by and meet even the basic needs of his family. 
 

Syria crisis: More than US$212 allocated by CERF since 2011 for life-saving response

18 Sep 2015
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More than $212 million allocated from CERF since 2011 for life-saving response to the Syria crisis
More than 12.2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection inside Syria – 7.6 million people have been displaced internally and at least 4 million Syrians have fled to other countries in the region. 

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CERF allocates $9.8 million for new refugee camp in Jordan

16 Jan 2014
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9 May 2013: More than 1.2 million Syrians have fled to neighbouring countries since the beginning of the Syrian crisis in March 2011.

9 May 2013: More than 1.2 million Syrians have fled to neighbouring countries since the beginning of the Syrian crisis in March 2011. As the emergency intensified, the number of Syrian refugees seeking shelter in Jordan has increased significantly. Some 155,000 refugees arrived in Jordan in the first three months of 2013. As of 31 March 2013, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimated that about 390,000 people were waiting to register in Jordan. Among these, more than 50 per cent are children.

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