Insights into the socio-economic conditions of Palestinian refugees in Jordan

20 December 2013

Jordan is host to almost two million Palestine refugees and a large number of other Palestinians displaced as a result of the 1967 war and subsequent hostilities. While many of these refugees are accommodated in Jordan’s ten official and three unofficial camps, the majority live alongside other Jordanians in cities, towns and villages. This report provides the first ever comprehensive picture of the diverse socioeconomic profiles of Palestinian refugees throughout Jordan, both inside and outside camps. It offers insights into the past achievements and future challenges of Palestinian refugees and UNRWA.

Two UNRWA students from Gaza enjoy recess in their first day of school. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi Al-Saraj
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