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19 Jun 2014 description


Since the outbreak of the civil war in Syria in March 2011, approximately 2,697,808 refugees have fled into neighbouring countries. Jordan hosts some 589,792 refugees.1 Al Za'atari refugee camp2 opened in July 2012 and has since received a large influx of displaced populations from Syria. The camp is housing 104,494 refugees,3

18 Jun 2014 description


  • Priced out of host communities and unable to reside in official camps, increasing numbers of displaced Syrians seeking refuge in Jordan have formed informal tented settlements (ITS) in rural and peri-urban settings.

  • 87 informal settlements hosting a total of 7,028 individuals identified across five governorates.

  • Time-series comparisons indicate a 113% increase in the number of settlement residents in comparison to December 2013.