RHUs acting as quarantine shelters to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Jordan camp

Region: Middle East & North Africa
Country: Jordan
Year: 2020
Shelter: RHU
Project size: 0-50
Modality: COVID-19 pandemic relief , Isolation units
Sector: Health
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.

Read more about the situation here.