Emergency Response for Syrian Refugees

General Situation in 2017

  • Total registered Syrians at UNHCR till November 2017 reached 655,056: 49.6% male, 50.4% female. Amman hosts the majority with 185,168 Syrians; Irbid 135,017, Mafraq 78,502 and Zarqa 47,841. There is currently no backlog of Syrians awaiting registration since no new arrivals by road borders enter Jordan. Syrians can now register with UNHCR at its centres in Irbid and Amman upon first contact the same day. Jordan is the second largest refugee-hosting country in the world when compared to the size of its population, according to a new report by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). According to the report, out of 1,000 per capita of the population in Jordan 89 are refugees.
  • The Ministry of Education continued to accept new students in the second semester, therefore enabling thousands of out-of-school children to enrol in public schools, stated a UNICEF statement.
  • With the seventh year of the crisis, the number of Syrian refugees who fled their country surpassed 5 million, according to UNHCR statement. The statement also said that more than 250,000 additional Syrian refugees were registered by the agency for the past three months.
  • Turkey stands on top of the list with 3 million refugees, Lebanon more than one million, Jordan 655,056, whereas the rest are spread in Iraq, Egypt and other countries north of Africa. More than 100,000 Syrian fled to Europe but not all of them were accepted as refugees.
  • With the beginning of the seventh year of the crisis, the number of Syrian refugees who fled their country surpassed 5 million, according to UNHCR statement. The statement also said that more than 250,000 additional Syrian refugees were registered by the agency for the past three months.
  • Turkey stands on top of the list with 3 million refugees, Lebanon more than one million, Jordan 657,000, whereas the rest are spread in Iraq, Egypt and other countries north of Africa. More than 100,000 Syrian fled to Europe but not all of them were accepted as refugees.
  • A conference on refugees kicked-off to examine the impact of forced displacement on refugees and host communities.
  • Organised by Yarmouk University’s Refugees, Displaced Persons and Forced Migration Studies Centre, the second ‘‘Refugees in the Middle East and Human Security — the Commitments of the International Community and the Role of Host Communities’’ conference provides a venue for scholars and experts from around the world to discuss Jordan’s role in hosting the displaced.
  • Discussions at the two-day event also covered universal security threats associated with the refugee crisis, UNRWA’s role in serving Palestinian refugees, legal protection of children in time of crises and challenges facing the region in light of the substantial influx of refugees.

Caritas Jordan Response

Caritas Jordan (CJ) Registration Centre:

  • CJ total registration numbers of Syrian refugees who approach the organization’s centres is 9640 Households, making 38,369 individuals throughout the 2017-year period from Jan.-Dec. 2017, distributed in (8) governorates, as clarified in the charts below:
  • CJ Registered numbers of Syrian refugees distributed into Areas from Jan.-Dec. 2017

    The side-chart indicates that the need of Syrian refugees is still exist by the beginning of seventh year of the Syrian crisis through approaching Caritas centres for registration; updating their documents and following up their requests.