Refugees Again in Jordan

Many of the 11,000 Palestinians who have fled the violence in Syria and sought refuge in Jordan are refugees for the second, third or even fourth time. Their lives have been marked with seemingly endless cycles of fear and uncertainty. Now, with their savings dwindling and winter closing in, they need UNRWA’s assistance more than ever.

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UNRWA is providing critical humanitarian assistance to 11,000 Palestinian refugees from Syria in Jordan

Alaa Ghosheh/UNRWA Archives

UNRWA is providing critical humanitarian assistance to 11,000 Palestinian refugees from Syria in Jordan. Their number is expected to reach 20,000 by the end of 2014.

 The Khan al Ahmar Mihtawish community

20 November 2013, cash distribution, South Amman. Ramiro Cordoba/UNRWA Archives

Cash assistance is the most flexible, cost-effective and dignified way to help refugees meet their essential needs, such as food and shelter. Over 9,000 Palestinian refugees from Syria received cash assistance from UNRWA in Jordan in 2013.

UNRWA will continue to provide regular cash assistance to abject poor families in 2014

Alaa Ghosheh/UNRWA Archives

UNRWA will continue to provide regular cash assistance to abject poor families in 2014. Funding permitting, additional support will be provided to the most vulnerable people among them, such as people with disabilities, female-headed households, the elderly, and survivors of sexual and gender-based violence.

Free primary health care is available to Palestinian refugees from Syria in UNRWA's 24 clinics in Jordan

Last week of November 2013, PRS in Cyber City. Ramiro Cordoba/UNRWA Archives

Free primary health care is available to Palestinian refugees from Syria in UNRWA's 24 clinics in Jordan. Funding permitting, UNRWA also covers hospital admissions for emergency and lifesaving care.

With UNRWA's support, Palestinian refugees from Syria have made over 16,000 free consultations for primary, emergency and lifesaving health care in 2013

Last week of November 2013, PRS in Cyber City. Ramiro Cordoba/UNRWA Archives

With UNRWA's support, Palestinian refugees from Syria have made over 16,000 free consultations for primary, emergency and lifesaving health care in 2013.

Continued education is vital to mitigate the impact of conflict and displacement on refugee children and youth

Last week of November 2013, PRS in Cyber City. Ramiro Cordoba/UNRWA Archives

Continued education is vital to mitigate the impact of conflict and displacement on refugee children and youth. Education helps young people maintain a degree of normalcy in their lives and equip them with the skills they need to live productive lives.

Palestinian refugee children from Syria and Syrian children living in Palestine refugee camps can access UNRWA's 173 schools across Jordan

Alaa Ghosheh/UNRWA Archives

Palestinian refugee children from Syria and Syrian children living in Palestine refugee camps can access UNRWA's 173 schools across Jordan. Currently, over 1,800 children from Syria are continuing their education in UNRWA schools.

UNRWA plays a lead role in technical and vocational education in Jordan, and Palestinian refugee youth from Syria can access the Agency's technical institutes to receive certification in a broad range of professions such as information technologies and financial management

Alaa Ghosheh/UNRWA Archives

UNRWA plays a lead role in technical and vocational education in Jordan, and Palestinian refugee youth from Syria can access the Agency's technical institutes to receive certification in a broad range of professions such as information technologies and financial management. This is a critical step in allowing youth and their families to continue to build for the future.

The protection of the human rights of Palestinian refugees from Syria remains a priority for UNRWA

Alaa Ghosheh/UNRWA Archives

The protection of the human rights of Palestinian refugees from Syria remains a priority for UNRWA. The risk of forced return to Syria is a source of great distress and fear for Palestinian refugees from Syria in Jordan.

Getting ready for school

Last week of November 2013, PRS in Cyber City. Ramiro Cordoba/UNRWA Archives

Palestinian refugees from Syria are vulnerable to sexual and gender based violence issues such as early marriage, domestic violence and sexual exploitation. UNRWA provides a range of services to survivors, including relief and hospitalization, and refers them to specialized agencies for psychosocial support and legal assistance.