The number of Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) recorded in Jordan as of June 2017 was 17,359, a 3 per cent increase compared to December 2016. The percentage of PRS residing in Jordan assessed to be vulnerable or extremely vulnerable has increased from 87 per cent to just over 90 per cent since the beginning of 2017.
UNRWA is providing cash assistance to approximately 91 per cent of the PRS caseload. According to the results of the most recent post-distribution monitoring exercise (June 2017), PRS use cash assistance primarily to meet rent and food needs. Repayment of debts has increased in importance, reflecting growing vulnerability. PRS in Jordan continue to access UNRWA primary health-care services at 25 Agency health centres and four mobile clinics. Despite increases in the overall PRS population since 2016, the number of health consultations provided by UNRWA and hospitalizations accessed by PRS has decreased compared to the first half of 2016.