Rented Premises in Jordan

28 February 2017

Originally established as a temporary solution to address the lack of educational and health facilities, rented buildings have emerged as a leading challenge for UNRWA in Jordan. With more than 28,000 Palestine refugee students studying in 57 schools run from 32 rented buildings and 8 rented health centres serving a population of more than 237,000 Palestine refugees, these rented buildings are no longer able to meet the needs of the growing population of refugees. To address this, in cooperation with partners and the Government of Jordan, UNRWA has ramped up efforts to rehabilitate and construct facilities to best meet the Agency’s needs and the needs of its beneficiaries. In doing so, UNRWA will be able to provide better, more accessible services for Palestine refugees in Jordan and continue to support their human development.”