Overview

As a result of conflicts that have consumed its neighbours, Jordan currently has the second highest per capita concentration of refugees worldwide.?The majority of refugees are Syrians, with 672,438 registered persons, although the figure could rise to above 1.3 million, if estimates of unregistered individuals are included.?

In addition, 45,000 to 55,000 Syrian refugees are stranded in what is now known as ''the Berm'', an area between two parallel berm walls marking the borders of Jordan and Syria, in the far eastern Badiya desert.? Refugees are largely concentrated in the informal settlement of Rukban. Their legal status is uncertain, and humanitarian access is severely restricted. Political stakeholders continue to negotiate access to the camp.? 

INFORM measures Jordan's risk of humanitarian crisis and disaster to be medium, at 4.2/10. Vulnerability is measured at 6.1/10.?

Latest Developments

09/11: No recent significant humanitarian developments. This country is being monitored by our analysis team.

Key figures

  • 751,746 registered asylum seekers and refugees  [?]
  • 666,590 registered Syrian asylum seekers and refugees  [?]
  • 85 % of Syrian refugees live below the poverty line  [?]

Key priorities

Livelihoods: Government restrictions are limiting the access of refugees to the labor market.

Protection: Gender discrimination in employment, child labour and child marriage are frequent in the refugee communities.

Shelter: Refugees living outside of camps spend a large portion of their income on expensive, unsafe accommodation.

Health: As subsidies for Syrian refugees living outside camps are cancelled, healthcare becomes increasingly unaffordable for a majority of refugees.

Key documents

UNHCR

01/10/2018

Azraq Refugee Camp Fact Sheet

UNHCR

01/10/2018

Zaatari Refugee Camp Fact Sheet