• Crisis Severity ?
    2.3
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    2.3
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    2.5
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    1.9
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    1.0
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Key figures

  • 1,284,000 People displaced [?]
  • 576,000 People in Need [?]

Overview

24/05/2019

Jordan currently hosts around 762,000 registered refugees. The majority are Syrians, with approximately 660,000 Syrians registered, although the real total of Syrians is estimated at around 1.3 million when those  not registered are taken into account.?Other countries of origin include Iraq (68,000), Yemen (14,000) and Sudan (6,000).?

The Syrian refugee population in Jordan is young, with 48% of the population aged below 15. Some 4% are aged 60 and over.?

83% of Syrian refugees in Jordan live in urban areas and in poverty - 85% live below the poverty line (USD 96 per person a month).?Syrian refugees living outside of camps spend more than two-thirds of their monthly household budget on shelter, leaving few resources for food, health or education. Child labour, violence and early marriage are particular concerns.?In 2018, Jordan cancelled subsidised services for people living outside the refugee camps.?Syrian refugees account for nearly 10% of Jordan’s population, placing substantial pressure on its over-stretched resources at one of the most difficult economic periods in the country’s history. Nationwide, 5.7% of Jordanian households are considered vulnerable to food insecurity. Over 14% of the population lives below the poverty line and a third is considered transient poor.?

INFORM measures Jordan's risk of humanitarian crisis and disaster to be medium, at 4.1/10.?

Latest Developments

07/06/2019

No recent significant humanitarian developments. This country is being monitored by our analysis team.

Key Priorities

24/05/2019

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

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.?