Iraq invades Kuwait

1990s

Iraq invades Kuwait. UNRWA is part of the international effort to provide emergency assistance to the hundreds of thousands of individuals flowing into Jordan from Kuwait, Iraq and other Gulf states. By March 1991, approximately 250,000 persons holding Jordanian passports – the majority of whom are of Palestinian origin, including many registered Palestine refugees – arrive in Jordan. UNRWA schools in Jordan absorb an additional 2,500 students.