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Piped drinking water for refugees at Azraq camp in Jordan

Water flowing out of a pipe with the Azraq refugee camp in the background.

01.02.2016 - 30.06.2017

Jordan is currently hosting more than 600,000 refugees from Syria. The Azraq refugee camp is the second largest in Jordan. Together with UNICEF, the Humanitarian Aid of SDC is building a water distribution network in the camp. This will ensure that thousands of families have direct access to drinking water. 

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Jordan
Water
Drinking water and basic sanitation (WASH - Water for people)
Integrated water resource management (watershed)
WATER AND SANITATION
WATER AND SANITATION
Basic drinking water supply and basic sanitation
Water resources conservation (including data collection)

01.02.2016 - 30.06.2017


CHF 2'210'000



Project completed

Rebuilding beyond the crisis

Two women wearing veils on a balcony in a building draped with UNHCR flags.

01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016

The scope of the destruction in Syria is staggering, and the number of people left without shelter continues to grow. Since the start of the crisis, the SDC has donated CHF 13.4 million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which is responsible for coordinating all reconstruction-related activities in that country. In addition, Swiss experts have developed technical standards for the long-term relocation of displaced people who will eventually return home.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Iraq
Jordan
Lebanon
Morocco
Syria
Tunisia
Yemen
Forced migration (refugees, IDP, human trafficking)
HUMANITARIAN AID
Material relief assistance and services

01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016


CHF 6'000'000



Project completed

Swiss support for ICRC operations in Syria

A little girl – one of millions of people displaced inside Syria – fetches water from an ICRC tanker in Talbiseh on the outskirts of Homs.

01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015

Since it began in 2011, the Syrian crisis has turned into one of the worst humanitarian disasters worldwide since the end of World War II. The ICRC is one of the few international organisations that manage to operate inside the country. The SDC is using the ICRC to provide food, access to water and healthcare to millions of Syrians caught up in the conflict.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Iraq
Jordan
Lebanon
Syria
Rule of Law - Democracy - Human rights
Emergency and relief
Protection and access
MULTISECTOR or CROSS-CUTTING
GOVERNMENT AND CIVIL SOCIETY
Material relief assistance and services
Human rights

01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015


CHF 8'300'000



Project completed

Syrian refugee children welcomed by Jordanian classmates

Children playing in the courtyard

01.11.2014 - 29.02.2016

The SDC partners with the Jordanian Ministry of Education in rehabilitating public schools in the north of the country. The renovated schools enable a large proportion of Syrian refugee children to attend school with Jordan classmates. After the first 29 schools were rehabilitated the programme has been expanded to another 28 buildings.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Jordan
Education
Migration
Formal basic education (primary and lower secondary)
Forced migration (refugees, IDP, human trafficking)
EDUCATION
HUMANITARIAN AID
Primary education
Material relief assistance and services

01.11.2014 - 29.02.2016


CHF 1'200'000



Project completed

Construction of a new sewage and water network for Jerash refugee camp

01.12.2011 - 31.03.2017

In Jordan, some Palestinian refugees are living in what they initially considered as “temporary” homes. After four decades, the constantly increasing number of refugees and the absence of adequate measures to improve living conditions have led to serious health issues in the Jerash camp. One of the major problems is access to clean water and sanitation. SDC has initiated an ambitious project to solve this problem.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Jordan
Water
Drinking water and basic sanitation (WASH - Water for people)
Integrated water resource management (watershed)
Water for agriculture and food
Water resources policy and advocacy
WATER AND SANITATION
WATER AND SANITATION
WATER AND SANITATION
Basic drinking water supply and basic sanitation
Water resources conservation (including data collection)
Water sector policy and administrative management

01.12.2011 - 31.03.2017


CHF 5'845'000



JOR Sanitation Solutions for Underserved Communities in Jordan

01.07.2017 - 30.06.2027

In Jordan water supply from conventional water sources has come to its limits. Appropriate sanitation solutions will minimize the risks for public health and reduce the hazards of environmental pollution. Additionally these will cut the costs for sanitation operations and free resources for other purposes. Thus the project will contribute to the much needed decoupling of population and economic growth from resource consumption and pollution of the environment.


Contribution to UNRWA's Programme Budget 2017-2020

a classroom with young female students

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2020

UNRWA is one of Switzerland’s key multilateral partners in the Middle East, due to its regional outreach and its important contributions towards stability and peace in the region. UNRWA overall delivers assistance and protection services to 5.3 million registered Palestine refugees. Under its Programme Budget, UNRWA ensures universal access to quality primary health care and to basic education to Palestine refugees. It also provides targeted relief and social services to needy poor refugees.


JOR - RSS Mapping Aquifer Vulnerability

01.09.2016 - 28.02.2018

The large influx of refugees into Jordan has increased the volume of solid waste going into landfills. A major problem experienced at the landfills is the loss of leachate, and the subsequent potential contamination of the groundwater. The municipalities in Jordan are expanding the current landfills to adapt to the unprecedented solid waste generation. The preparation of the vulnerability maps for these areas will help mitigate against the contamination of the groundwater. Five sites have been chosen for this purpose.


Rehabiltiation of public schools accomodating Syrian refugee children

01.04.2016 - 31.07.2019

Education is one of the public sectors particularly under pressure due to the influx of refugees. There are currently 143,000 school-aged Syrian refugees enrolled in public schools in Jordan, another approx. 83,000 remain out of school. Overstretched infrastructure and lack of space are major challenges. SDC will continue to support the Ministry of Education (MoE) in non-structural rehabilitation of schools accommodating Syrian refugees, including water and sanitation facilities, contributing to increase the accommodating capacities. The project will also include an awareness component addressing maintenance issues.


Swiss experts to UN agencies in the frame of the regional crises in the Middle East

24.02.2016 - 31.12.2017

The Middle East is currently contending with two L3 crises:  Iraq and Syria. Over 20 million people need humanitarian assistance: refugees, lDPs, host communities. In line with the Swiss Cooperation Strategy 2015-

2018, SHA experts provide technical support & strategic advice to UN agencies, contributing to a strengthened, coordinated response. The deployed experts allow Switzerland to expand its operational engagement and humanitarian presence in the region, including in contexts where SDC has no office (Iraq and Syria).


Project completed

Allocation (Cash Contributions) of SDC Funding to WFP Operations in 2016

01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016

In line with the Good Humanitarian Donorship (GHD) principles, Switzerland recognizes the necessity of predictable and flexible funding to respond to changing needs in humanitarian crises. SDC funding to WFP operations allows the World Food Programme (WFP) to respond proactively and to provide immediate food assistance in life-threatening situations.


Project completed

Contribution to UNRWA's General Fund 2016

01.01.2016 - 31.01.2017

The contribution to UNRWA’s 2016 General Fund (regular budget) will allow sustaining the Agency’s humanitarian and human development programmes that service over 5 Mio Palestine refugees and contribute to peace and stability in the Middle East. The key programmes in education, health, relief and social services are primarily funded from the General Fund, which has remained critically under-funded for a number of years.

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