Summary Key Points:
Summary Key Points:
36,605 refugees are currently in the camp, from a total of 53,782persons of concern registered.
57.10% are children, including 268 unaccompanied minors
There are 1,227 recorded disabilities in the camp; 36.76% of these are within children.
3 in 10 households are headed by women
8,823 shelters are currently in use in the camp.
10,479 have been built since Azraq opened in 2014.
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
Jordan is one of the countries most affected by the Syria crisis, with the second highest share of refugees compared to its population in the world, 89 refugees per 1,000 inhabitants.
The majority of Syrian refugees in Jordan live in urban areas and in poverty: over 80% live below the poverty line. 51% of refugees are children, and 4% are elderly.
The Government of Jordan has taken steps to open formal employment opportunities for Syrians. 46,000 work permits were issued in 2017 alone.
Working with Partners
AMMAN, 13th February, 2018 (WAM) -- A delegation from the Cancer Patient Care Society (CPCS)–Rahma, led by its Director-General Nora Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi, visited the UAE-Jordanian Mrajeeb Al Fhood refugee camp in Jordan, to raise the awareness of Syrian refugees about cancer and help cancer patients.
The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) made a generous in-kind contribution of medical supplies to the Amman North Camp Health Centre of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East. The in-kind contribution, consisting of an array of medical supplies, will benefit Palestine refugees living in the surrounding areas.
The Jordan Context
245,000 refugees received specific winter assistance in the form of cash and specific items including blankets and gas The helpline responded to over 155,000 calls using newly launched Interactive Voice Response (IVR) technology. 698 students are now pursuing higher education in Jordan through the DAFI scholarship programme.
This update is a coordination tool to improve communication between sectors and up to the Humanitarian Partners Forum. It focuses on processes, rather than achievements. The latter are covered through separate monthly sector dashboards, available through the inter-agency portal and at http://data.unhcr.org/jordan/sectors/
I. General / Inter-Sector Update
Seven years into the Syria crisis, Syrian refugees remain in exile as their country continues to face a protracted conflict and an overwhelming humanitarian crisis. With 13.1 million people requiring humanitarian assistance in Syria and 5.5 million Syrian refugees worldwide1 (mainly hosted in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt), this remains the world’s largest displacement crisis.