This monthly update of the ISWG is a coordination tool that aims to improve communication between refugee sectors, to share information between sectors and with the UNHCR representative. More information is available through the Inter-Agency Operational Data Portal at: https://data.unhcr.org/en/working-group/43?sv=4&geo=36 and through the Coordination Interface inter-agency at: https:/ /iacu.tools/
A. General Updates
UNHCR Jordan has announced the release of the 2022 Vulnerability Assessment Framework (VAF) demographic studies. The 2022 VAF study is the fifth bi-annual exercise conducted by UNHCR to explore multi-sectoral vulnerability from a sample representative of registered refugees in Jordan. In 2022, the expansion was made to include data on all refugee population groups: Syrians in and out of camps, and non-Syrian refugees. By exploring the relationships between vulnerability indicators and other data collected, the report outlines key trends in the overall situation and the impact of COVID-19 on the refugee population. The VAF unit thanks the members of the ISWG for their continued support of this exercise over the past 2.5 years. The final VAF report for refugees in host communities and the report for refugees in camps are uploaded to the UNHCR operational data portal.
Led by the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the High Council for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (HCD), UNESCO and GIZ organized High Level Policy Dialogues (HLPDs) on “Inclusion and diversity in education”. The HLPD brought together over 70 officials and representatives from the Ministry of Education and other international and national stakeholders, resulting in the adoption of the “Declaration on Inclusion and Diversity in Education” from Jordan. The Declaration highlights the definition of inclusion and diversity in education as well as the ten groups of children most vulnerable to exclusion. The Declaration also outlines nine areas of action to achieve greater inclusion and diversity in Jordan, particularly through system strengthening; operationalized legal frameworks; better collection and access to data; improved equitable funding and sustainable programming; systematic capacity and professional development; better and safer learning environments, coordinated advocacy and planning; breaking down barriers and mainstreaming inclusion; and better and more relevant learning.