RHUs acting as quarantine shelters to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Jordan camp
Region: Middle East & North Africa
Project size: 0-50
Modality: COVID-19 pandemic relief , Isolation units
Partner: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Support: Capacity Building
The Azraq camp in northern Jordan is home to around 40,000 Syrian refugees. In line with government measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, restrictions were implemented on movements and access in refugee camps throughout Jordan.
UNHCR remains on the ground ensuring the continuation of essential services such as supermarkets and health facilities. To support refugees living in the camp, UNHCR deployed 15 Better Shelter Relief Housing Units (RHUs) to serve as temporary COVID-19 isolation wards and contain the spread of the virus.
Refugees returning to camps will be required to stay in self-isolation for 2 weeks in these quarantine shelters and Rubb halls to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the camp.