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Responding to immediate shelter needs of Syrian refugees

According to the 2015 census, Jordan is home to over 9.5 million people. In the course of one decade its population grew by 87%, from 5.1 million in 2005. People under the age of 18 account for 42% of the population.

2.9 million people living in Jordan or 30% of the grand total do not have Jordanian citizenship. Numbering 1.2 million, Syrians make up the largest group, followed by Egyptians (6.68% of the population), Palestinians (6.65%) and Iraqis (1.3%). Nearly a half of non-Jordanians live in Amman.

There are currently over 650,000 registered refugees from Syria in Jordan. 51.5% are under 18. At 50.7%, women slightly outnumber men among the refugees. 78.5% live in cities, on their outskirts and in villages, while 21.5% dwell in refugee camps.

86% of households of Syrian refugees who remain out of camps live below the poverty line. The Syrians in Jordan experience the most difficulty in such sectors as education, health and shelters.

Responding to immediate shelter needs of Syrian refugees

The chief aim of the project is to improve the living conditions of Syrian refugees and Jordanians who live in the provinces of Irbid and Mafraq, to make the housing situation more stable in the project area, and to enhance the rights and obligations resulting from the renting of flats by refugees.

The project will provide 252 households of Syrian refugees and Jordanians (1,260 people in total) with financial support to rent flats for a period of three months in module I and another six months in module II.