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Jordan: Rapid WASH Infrastructure Assessment (King Abdullah Park - February 2017)

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1. Background:

Located in Irbid governorate, King Abdullah Park (KAP) was first opened in 2012. Currently the camp houses 346 refugees living in 129 households. ACTED has been providing WASH services in the camp since its creation. The camp holds 16 WASH centres, 8 for women and 8 for men, providing basic sanitation facilities to residents. The camp was closed in September 2016 and re-opened in November.

All current residents used to reside in Cyber City Refugee camp and were re-settled in November. Since the move to KAP, many residents have complained to ACTED about the WASH centres. In December, ACTED received 7 complaints and in January the complaints increased to 12. Many of the complaints had to do with electricity issues and general maintenance. In order to better understand camp residents use and satisfaction with the WASH centres, ACTED conducted a rapid needs assessment in KAP on February 2.

2. Methodology:

ACTED conducted a mixed quantitative and qualitative assessment through an individual questionnaire asked to a random sample of residents in the camp. The questionnaires focused on gathering information on the general WASH practices of camp residents, such as showering and toilet use habits, and general satisfaction with WASH facilities. For a number of questions, qualitative follow up questions were asked to provide a deeper understanding of respondents original answers. The sample size for the questionnaire was calculated to a 95% confidence level and 10% margin of error, for the 129 households in the camp.

3. Findings:

3.1 Demographics 58 individuals were interviewed including 21 (36%) women and 37 (64%) men. All respondents fell between the age range of 20 and 81. Of the 58 respondents, 14 (24%) came from female headed household and 44 (76%) came from male headed households. Furthermore 32 (55%) of the respondents were Palestinians and 26 (45%) were Syrians.