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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...

UNHCR marks 30 years of protecting refugees in Jordan

UNHCR marks 30 years of protecting refugees in Jordan

Thirty years after it first opened an office in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, UNHCR – the UN Refugee Agency – is launching a virtual timeline detailing key moments and historical events which have affected refugee lives in Jordan. As a result of the...