I. General / Inter-Sector Update
Refugee Arrivals and Returns:
Over the last three months, due to strengthened advocacy, the average daily arrival per month showed a relative increase: July – 36 individuals; August – 50 individuals; September – 64 individuals; 1-6 Oct – 63 individuals. This compares to the average daily return rate of: July - 66 individuals; August - 129 individuals; and September - 103 individuals.
There remains a net outflow of refugees from Jordan. A second intention survey conducted with 600 refugee families indicates that the majority are planning to stay in Jordan, with 18% stating that they are planning to fly to Turkey in the next three months; and only 7% suggesting they would return to Syria. However, 2 out of 3 refugees (394) who are not currently planning on returning to Syria will consider spontaneous return as an option if there are further cuts to WFP food assistance, a reduction in UNHCR assistance, and no possible income earning/employment opportunities.