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First refugee COVID-19 vaccinations commence in Jordan

First refugee COVID-19 vaccinations commence in Jordan

Jordan has become one of the world’s first countries to start vaccinations for UNHCR-registered refugees, the UN Refugee Agency, reports today. As part of the national COVID-19 vaccination plan which started this week, anyone living on Jordanian soil, including...

Winter and the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Challenging Combination

Winter and the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Challenging Combination

With five mouths to feed, the last couple of months have been particularly tough for Huda, a 36-year-old Syrian refugee and single mother. Living in one of the poorest neighborhoods of East Amman, the six family members share a dilapidated two room apartment where...

10 ways UNHCR helped refugees in 2020

10 ways UNHCR helped refugees in 2020

2020 has been a year of unprecedented challenges for people around the world. In Jordan, COVID-19 has affected refugee and host communities alike, leaving the most vulnerable populations with increasing unmet needs. UNHCR and partners continue to respond to the...

Jordan extends validity of refugee and asylum seeker certificates

Jordan extends validity of refugee and asylum seeker certificates

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the recent decision by the Government of Jordan to consider Asylum Seeker and Refugee Certificates issued by UNHCR to refugees in Jordan, valid until June 30th, 2021, regardless of the date of expiry.  This decision comes into...

Cash assistance lessens economic pain of COVID in Jordan

Cash assistance lessens economic pain of COVID in Jordan

When the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in Jordan back in March, Syrian refugee Tahani sat glued to the TV with her family worrying how the unfolding crisis would affect their health. But as lockdowns and other measures to contain the virus took hold, it was...

Overwhelming majority of Jordanians continue to empathize with refugees

Overwhelming majority of Jordanians continue to empathize with refugees

A new study released today by UNHCR – the UN Refugee Agency – reveals that 94 percent of the Jordanian public view refugees in a positive manner, with the majority stating that they are empathetic towards people forced to flee their country and the challenges they...