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Jordan is one of the countries most affected by the Syria crisis, hosting the second-highest share of refugees per capita in the world. More than 760,000 refugees are registered with UNHCR, predominantly from Syria, with large groups from Iraq, Yemen, Sudan, and Somalia. Some 83% live in urban areas outside of refugee camps.

UNHCR works closely with the Government of Jordan and numerous other national and international partners in providing protection and assistance to refugees and asylum seekers, as well as to Jordanian communities affected by the refugee influx.

Through its four offices located in Amman, Mafraq, Azraq and Irbid, UNHCR maintains a robust presence across the Kingdom with over 500 staff. In the two biggest camps of Zaatari and Azraq, UNHCR is leading a range of activities and services, including camp coordination, protection and outreach, community services, livelihoods, shelter, and energy.

Additional information

For information about our work in Jordan:

  • For legislation, case law and UNHCR policy relating to claims for international protection, visit Refworld.

Are you a refugee or asylum-seeker in Jordan? Find information about your rights and available services on our HELP site.


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Jordan website

Visit the UNHCR Jordan website for more information on our work in the area and the latest local news and stories.

Jordan (English) website

Jordan | (الأردن (العربية

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Operational updates

For up-to-date information about our programmes and operations in Jordan, including funding level and donor contributions, visit Global Focus, UNHCR's reporting portal.

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