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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) (til 2016)
Water resources conservation
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
Migration
forceddisplacement
HUMANITARIAN AID
Material relief assistance and services

01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016


CHF 6'000'000



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
humanrights
Emergency and relief
Human rights (incl. Women's rights)
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
Primary education
forceddisplacement
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 sewerage and water supply network for Jerash refugee camp

01.12.2011 - 31.03.2017

Many Palestinian refugees in Jordan are permanently living in what they initially thought would be temporary shelters. Their numbers continue to grow 50 years after the arrival of the first Palestinian refugees in Jordan. The absence of adequate measures to improve living conditions led to serious health issues in Jerash camp. One of the most serious problems was limited access to safe drinking water and a centralised sanitation system. The SDC launched an ambitious project to solve this problem.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Jordan
Water
Agriculture & food security
Drinking water and basic sanitation (WASH) (til 2016)
Water resources conservation
Agricultural water resources
Water sector policy
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
Agricultural water resources

01.12.2011 - 31.03.2017


CHF 5'845'000



Relief International: Providing educational opportunities for Syrian refugees in Za’atari and Azraq camps

01.01.2019 - 31.12.2019

SDC’s contribution will help to maintain essential education services provided by Relief International (RI) for Syrian refugee children and youth in Za’atari and Azraq camps especially after the drastic funding cuts announced by UNICEF in June 2018. The project contributes to retain school-aged refugee children in the formal education system by providing support through: 1) Remedial Education services for in-school children with learning difficulties and 2) the certified drop-out programme for out-of-school children who can only go back to school if they complete the programme.


Allocation of SDC Funding to ICRC Operations in 2019

01.01.2019 - 31.12.2019

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 ICRC operations allows the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to respond proactively and to provide immediate protection and assistance for people affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence.



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.


Sanitation Solutions for Underserved Communities in Jordan

01.07.2017 - 30.11.2021

The amount of water available from conventional sources in Jordan is decreasing dangerously, the population is increasing constantly and additional sources are needed urgently. By using treated wastewater as an alternative resource Jordan could reduce its dependence on fresh water. Proven Swiss expertise in the sanitation sector aims at increasing the efficiency of wastewater treatment systems and on turning wastewater streams into physical and financial resources. This will not only provide additional water but also reduce health risks and protect groundwater.


Project completed

Allocation of SDC Funding to UNHCR Operations in 2017

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017

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 UNHCR operations allows the UN Refugee Agency to respond proactively and to provide immediate protection and assistance to refugees and internally displaced people in life-threatening situations and underfunded emergencies.


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.

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