Providing essential protections through shelter for refugees in Jordan camps

Region: Middle East & North Africa
Country: Jordan
Year: 2019
Shelter: RHU
Project size: 1001-5000
Modality: Temporary shelter
Sector: Shelter
Partner: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Support: Capacity Building

As of June 2019, Jordan was host to 753,376 refugees, of which 16% are living in 3 refugee camps: Azraq, Zaatari and The Emirati Jordanian.

Protection for persons of concern (PoCs) in Jordan has decreased over the years as entry into the territory has become more restricted. As a result, over 45,000 Syrian refugees were living in temporary settlements near the North-East Syrian border with restricted assets and little assistance. 80% of these refugees are women and children.

As part of their efforts in Jordan, UNHCR deployed over 1000 Better Shelter Relief Housing Units (RHUs) to provide temporary shelter for the refugee and migrant populations that are resident in the 3 camps.

Read more about UNHCR’s efforts in Jordan here.