Zaatari Governance Plan, June 2013
Since January 2013, Jordan has witnessed a dramatic increase in the numbers of Syrian refugees crossing its border. Some 200,000 have crossed this year alone. As of June 2013, there are around 500,000 Syrians registered or awaiting registration with UNHCR in Jordan.
Refugees are transported from the border to Zaatari refugee camp by Jordanian Armed Forces and IOM on a 24/7 basis. In Zaatari they are registered and assisted by the Government of Jordan (GoJ), UN agencies and NGOs.
Since March 2013, the GoJ has appointed the Syrian Refugee Camp Directorate (SRCD) as the body responsible for camp management and security. UNHCR is working in close co-operation with SRCD to deliver security and assistance to refugees in Zaatari.