The Infrastructure and Camp Improvement programme (ICIP) was introduced in Jordan in 2007 to address the substandard living conditions in Palestine refugee camps.
Jordan hosts the largest number of Palestine refugees of all five fields of UNRWA operations, with ten official camps and 40 per cent of the total registered Palestine refugees number in the Middle East. Like in other UNRWA fields of operations, Palestine refugee camps often suffer from dilapidated shelters, inadequate infrastructure and a lack of facilities, compromising the Palestine refugees’ quality of life.
ICIP repairs and improves shelters, schools, health clinics, community centres and public spaces in order to resolve these pressing problems. In coordination with host country authorities, the community and other organizations working in the camps, ICIP provides comprehensive urban studies and plans to improve camp infrastructure.