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This evaluation report is presented as part of the Effectiveness Review series 2013/14, selected for review under the humanitarian response thematic area using the application of Oxfam’s Humanitarian Indicator Toolkit (HIT). The report presents the findings from the evaluation carried out between October and December 2013, of Oxfam’s humanitarian response to the Syria crisis in Jordan between March 2012 and December 2013.

Three years of civil war in Syria has resulted in 2.2 million people fleeing across the border into neighbouring countries. Since 2011, more than 600,000 people from Syria have sought refuge in Jordan with several thousand arriving on some days in the peak period of January to April 2013. Oxfam worked with two partners providing food and hygiene items to refugees in a border community; providing protection and advocacy work for Syrian refugees; WASH facilities in Zaatari camp; and cash-for-rent vouchers and basic needs. Recently Oxfam has also started to form peer support networks and provide technical support to local water authorities in host communities. By the end of 2013, Oxfam had reached more than 120,000 beneficiaries across the various components of the programme.

Humanitarian Indicator Tool (HIT) is a methodology designed to estimate the degree to which the programme meets 13 recognized quality standards via a desk review.

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