CERF gives $4 million in aid for Syrian refugees in Jordan
30 May 2012: Since early 2011, thousands of Syrians have sought refuge in Jordan as a result of on-going violence in Syria. The number of vulnerable Syrians crossing the border has increased in recent months, putting pressure on an existing transit facility in Ramtha which provides temporary shelter and protection on arrival to refugees.
The lack of adequate access to adequate water, sanitation, and hygiene, is a mounting concern in transit facilities for displaced Syrians in northern Jordan, including two newly identified transit sites : King Abdullah Park and Cyber City. A UN assessment of the needs of the Syrians residing in the Ramtha transit facility, as well as two newly identified transit sites, in northern Jordan confirmed that there is inadequate access to safe water and sanitation services, coupled with poor hygiene practices, which will have severe health-related consequences if not immediately addressed. The limited access to adequate medical services combined with displacement, has caused the further exposure of Syrians and host communities to the risk of tuberculosis (TB).
In response, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) provided US$3,994,809 to five UN agencies and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to provide life-saving assistance to Syrian refugees in Jordan.
CERF in Action - Rapid Response