Jordan 2018

Humanitarian Compendium

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Introduction and Needs

Since the outbreak of the Syrian conflict in 2011, Syrian refugees have sought protection in Jordan, adding to the high number of refugees already established in the country from previous regional crises. As of 5 December 2017, 655,588 Syrian refugees were registered by UNHCR in Jordan. During the last months of 2017, perceived improvement of the situation in certain areas inside Syria triggered an increase in the number of spontaneous returns to Syria. Nonetheless, an estimated 40,000 to 50,000 Syrians continue to reside in Rukban in the north-eastern border between Syria and Jordan, with limited access to humanitarian assistance. 

In 2018, IOM will be ready to support any type of transportation needs based on the developments of the situation inside Syria. IOM will continue its activities such as transportation for family reunification between the camps, as well as school transportation for Syrian children in the Azraq refugee camp located near Azraq, Jordan, in 2018. IOM will also continue to support the efforts of the Jordanian Government to end tuberculosis in the country by carrying out awareness raising campaigns and undertaking screenings for both Jordanians and Syrians. Building on the ongoing collaboration with the Jordanian Counter Trafficking Unit, IOM is planning to increase its provision of training and awareness raising on human trafficking and exploitation of refugees and host communities. In addition, a regional project implemented in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Turkey will allow the provision of direct assistance to victims of trafficking. IOM will also implement three pilot projects aiming at building the capacity of Syrians and Jordanians to enter the Jordanian labor market. Finally, IOM will continue collaborating with the authorities and other UN agencies to deliver humanitarian assistance at the borders as needed. 

IOM is an active member of the protection, health, education and livelihoods sectorial working groups. Furthermore, IOM contributes to NFI and food security sectorial working groups and will be attending the education working group within Azraq camp to coordinate with partners as part of the school transportation project.

Overall Targeted Beneficiaries: 620,000 Syrian refugees, host communities and migrants
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Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan in Response to the Syria Crisis
Requested 9,360,000 | Received: 0 | Percentage funded: 0%


  • Amount Requested: USD 1,300,000.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00


  • Amount Requested: USD 5,400,000.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00

  Health and Nutrition

  • Amount Requested: USD 1,500,000.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00

  Basic Needs

  • Amount Requested: USD 500,000.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00

  Livelihoods and Social Cohesion

  • Amount Requested: USD 660,000.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00