Zaatari Refugee Camp - Factsheet, February 2018
78,994 persons of concern
461,701 refugees have passed through the camp
57% are under 24, 19.9% of whom are under 5 years old
1 in 5 households are headed by women Average of 80 births per week, and 14,000 weekly consultations
The Camp covers some 5.3 km2
Zaatari Camp, close to Jordan’s northern border with Syria has become emblematic of the displacement of Syrians across the Middle East following its establishment in 2012. In that time, the camp’s evolution, from a small collection of tents into an urban settlement of some 80,000 persons reflects both the needs and aspirations of the camp’s residents and a transition to a more predictable, cost effective and participatory platform for the delivery of assistance. This includes a household level electricity distribution network powered by a Solar PV plant which has been recently inaugurated. The Camp’s informal market, reflecting the vibrant trade relationship between the peoples of northern Jordan and southern Syria, comprises of approximately 3,000 informal shops and businesses.