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07 Aug 2017 description

Key Messages

  • Restricted and poor access to adequate housing in locations of transit can push refugees and other migrants to return home or move to alternative destinations.

  • The ability to access adequate housing impacts refugees and other migrants’ access to other rights and resources including residency.

  • For those refugees and other migrants who move irregularly, a lack of regular documentation and recognised status leaves them open to exploitation in terms of housing, among other things.

25 Jul 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

1 in 11 - Proportion of Jordan’s population who are refugees registered with UNHCR

7 - Jordan is the seventh largest refugeehosting country in the world

4 out of 5 - Proportion of Syrians living outside of camps and below the poverty line in Jordan

80,000 - Syrians living in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp

78 - Percentage of Syrians registered with UNHCR in refugee camps who are women and children

01 Jun 2017 description

1 Jordan was the largest resettlement operation globally with 19,299 resettlement departures in 2016

2 Jordan hosts the second highest number (89) of refugees per 1,000 inhabitants in the world

90 Percentage of refugees in Jordan who are of Syrian nationality, 93 percent of whom are living under the poverty line

1 in 5 Refugees registered with UNHCR in Jordan receive cash assistance to help meet essential needs like shelter and food

Population of concern

A total of 736,396 individuals

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24 Apr 2017 description

Background

Jordan hosts asylum seekers and refugees from different neighbouring countries. As of 31st December 2016, 655,344 (514,274 and 141,070 in urban and camps respectively) Syrian refugees have been registered with UNHCR Jordan office since the onset of crisis in 2011. In addition, Jordan hosts asylum seekers and refugees from Iraq, Sudan, Yemen and Somalia.

21 Apr 2017 description

GENEVA, 20th April, 2017 (WAM)-- The UAE-Jordanian Mrajeeb Al Fhood Camp for Syrian Refugees has won The Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) International Prize for Pioneering Human Development Projects for the year 2016 in the field Empowerment and social integration of Refugees and internally displaced people.

This was announced by Nasser Al Qahtani, Executive Director of AGFUND at a press conference held in Geneva on Thursday.

13 Apr 2017 description

Introduction

Donor conferences in London (2016) and Brussels (2017) have strengthened international commitments to support Jordan in its efforts to protect and assist more than 1.3 million Syrians living within its borders, of whom 658,000 are registered refugees. Despite the importance of addressing the needs of Syrian refugees in Jordan, a focus on Syrians has overshadowed the equally important needs of refugees and other migrants from other countries living in the country.

21 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

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Jordan hosts the second highest number (87) of refugees per 1,000 inhabitants in the world

6
Jordan is the sixth highest refugee-hosting country in the world

93
Percentage of Syrians living outside of camps under the Jordanian poverty line

1 in 5
Refugees registered with UNHCR in Jordan receive cash assistance to help meet essential needs like shelter and food

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20 Feb 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

655,732 Syrians registered with UNHCR in Jordan, half children growing up in exile

61,405 Iraqis registered with UNHCR in Jordan, half originating from the Baghdad Governorate

38,000 Work permits issued over the past year to Syrians in a livelihoods initiative supported

93 Percentage of Syrians living outside of camps and below the poverty line in Jordan

25 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

2
Jordan hosts the second highest number (87) of refugees per 1,000 inhabitants in the world

6
Jordan is the sixth highest refugee-hosting country in the world

93
Percentage of Syrians living outside of camps under the Jordanian poverty line

1 in 5
Refugees registered with UNHCR in Jordan receive cash assistance to help meet essential needs like food and shelter

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

06 Dec 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

2 Jordan hosts the second highest number (87) of refugees per 1,000 inhabitants in the world

6 Jordan is the sixth highest refugee-hosting country in the world

93 Percentage of Syrians living outside of camps under the Jordanian poverty line

1 in 5 Refugees registered with UNHCR in Jordan receive cash assistance to help meet essential needs like food and shelter

Population of concern
A total of 726,585 individuals

16 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

2 Jordan hosts the second highest number (87) of refugees per 1,000 inhabitants in the world

6 Jordan is the sixth highest refugee-hosting country in the world

93 Percentage of Syrians living outside of camps under the Jordanian poverty line

1 in 5 Refugees registered with UNHCR in Jordan receive cash assistance to help meet essential needs like food and shelter

Population of concern

A total of 726,251 individuals

26 Sep 2016 description
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Highlights

2: Jordan hosts the second highest number (87) of refugees per 1,000 inhabitants in the world

6: Jordan represents the sixth highest refugee-hosting country in the world

93: Percentage of Syrians living outside of camps under the Jordanian poverty line

US $ 51 million: Provided so far this year in UNHCR cash assistance to Jordan’s most vulnerable refugees

Population of concern

A total of 724,256 individuals

26 Aug 2016 description

This week, the Danish Refugee Council held an open medical day in Amman, Jordan for Syrian and Jordanian families.

More than 450 people attended the open medical day this week at the Danish Refugee Council Tarabot Community Centre, held in collaboration with the Institute of Family Health of Nour alHussien Foundation (IFH).

02 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

90 Percentage of Syrians living under the poverty line in Jordan

15,000 Number of Syrians submitted by UNHCR to the U.S for fast-tracked resettlement in 2016

200 Percentage increase of vulnerable Syrians admitted to Jordanian territory from March to April

US $ 27 million Provided so far this year in UNHCR cash assistance to Jordan’s most vulnerable refugees

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19 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

75
Percentage of Syrians who are highly or severely shelter vulnerable

80
Percentage of Syrians using crisis or emergency coping strategies

90
Percentage of Syrians registered with UNHCR living in poverty

US $ 27 million
Provided so far this year in UNHCR cash assistance to Jordan’s most vulnerable refugees

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

16 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNHCR’s target of identifying and screening-in 10,000 Syrians, part of Canada’s plans to welcome 25,000 Syrians from the region through its Humanitarian Transfer Programme, was surpassed on 20 December with 11,005 individual files transferred to the Canadian authorities. UNHCR staff volunteered over five weekends and after hours to reach the target before the end of 2015.

06 Jan 2016 description
report IRIN

By Bethan Staton

AMMAN, 6 January 2016 (IRIN) - The Sudanese asylum seekers and refugees had been protesting for more than a month when the police came to deport them late December. Hundreds were camped outside the Amman offices of the UN’s refugee agency, UNHCR, driven to desperate measures by poverty and hopelessness in Jordan, where life for many has been on hold for years.

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