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Shelter Working Group - Jordan

The shelter sector aims to provide Syrian refugee women, girls, boys and men settled in host communities and in planned and developed camps with adequate shelter and access to basic facilities and services. In camp settings the shelter sector ensures the provision of adequate shelter through the distribution of emergency tents or semi-permanent pre-fab units. In non-camp settings the shelter sector adopts five key response strategies to ensure the provision of adequate shelter support to refugees: 1) upgrading sub-standard housing units, in which Syrian refugees already live, to meet adequate standards; 2) increasing the quantity of adequate housing that is available, affordable and accessible to refugees on the rental market by working with property owners to upgrade existing properties that are currently not for rent; 3) providing conditional financial assistance to meet rental costs, and for ensuring security of tenure; 4) adapting sub-standard dwelling units to overcome harsh weather conditions with “house adaptation kits” provided either in the form of NFI packages or a cash equivalent through conditional cash grants; and 5) enhancing awareness on tenure rights and obligations amongst women, girls, boys and men refugee tenants and target all refugees who reside in non-camp settings. The shelter working group is co-chaired by UNHCR and NRC.

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   Latest Documents

Report Date: 25/01/2018
Description
Markets play a central role in the lives of refugees. Markets provide refugees with the goods and services needed for survival in the short-term, and influence their ability to thrive in the long-term. The moment Syrian refugees arrived in Jordan, they entered the market as both consumers and sellers. Markets are also at the core of cash-based interventions. Cash-based assistance seeks to meet non-camp based refugees’ basic needs by enabling them to access local markets, while at the same time supporting the local economy. A well-functioning and expandable market is an integral part of the success of any cash-based assistance. UNHCR and the Norwegian Refugee Council, in coordination with the Basic Needs and Shelter Working groups, embarked on this Market Assessment to better understand how the Jordanian market functions and how the market has responded in the past five years to the Syrian refugee crisis. The Assessment specifically focused on the retail and shelter sectors. This second Market Assessment comes five years after the initial UNHCR Market Assessment and six years after the first cash assistance was provided to Syrian refugees.4 With the number of Syrian refugees entering Jordan stabilized, it is time to reassess market conditions and the continued appropriateness of cash-based interventions.
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  Who's Doing What Where?

Azraq Camp
MC Jordan
UNHCR Jordan
Irbid
ADRA Jordan
INTERSOS Jordan
IOCC Jordan
JHAS Jordan
MC Jordan
MEDAIR
Mafraq
ADRA Jordan
IOCC Jordan
JHAS Jordan
LWF Jordan
MC Jordan
MEDAIR
Zaatari Refugee Camp
UNHCR Jordan
UNOPS
Zarqa
ADRA Jordan
IOCC Jordan

  Upcoming Events


Thursday, 15th March 2018

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Shelter WG Meeting
Location: UNHCR
Chaired By: Vincent Dupin (UNHCR) and Elias Jourdi (NRC)
Contact: Maysa Saeidi (saeidi@unhcr.org)



Thursday, 19th April 2018

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Shelter WG Meeting
Location: UNHCR
Chaired By: Vincent Dupin (UNHCR) and Elias Jourdi (NRC)
Contact: Maysa Saeidi (saeidi@unhcr.org)



Thursday, 17th May 2018

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Shelter WG Meeting
Location: UNHCR
Chaired By: Vincent Dupin (UNHCR) and Elias Jourdi (NRC)
Contact: Maysa Saeidi (saeidi@unhcr.org)



Thursday, 14th June 2018

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Shelter WG Meeting
Location: UNHCR
Chaired By: Vincent Dupin (UNHCR) and Elias Jourdi (NRC)
Contact: Maysa Saeidi (saeidi@unhcr.org)



Thursday, 19th July 2018

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Shelter WG Meeting
Location: UNHCR
Chaired By: Vincent Dupin (UNHCR) and Elias Jourdi (NRC)
Contact: Maysa Saeidi (saeidi@unhcr.org)



Thursday, 16th August 2018

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Shelter WG Meeting
Location: UNHCR
Chaired By: Vincent Dupin (UNHCR) and Elias Jourdi (NRC)
Contact: Maysa Saeidi (saeidi@unhcr.org)



Thursday, 13th September 2018

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Shelter WG Meeting
Location: UNHCR
Chaired By: Vincent Dupin (UNHCR) and Elias Jourdi (NRC)
Contact: Maysa Saeidi (saeidi@unhcr.org)



Thursday, 18th October 2018

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Shelter WG Meeting
Location: UNHCR
Chaired By: Vincent Dupin (UNHCR) and Elias Jourdi (NRC)
Contact: Maysa Saeidi (saeidi@unhcr.org)



Thursday, 15th November 2018

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Shelter WG Meeting
Location: UNHCR
Chaired By: Vincent Dupin (UNHCR) and Elias Jourdi (NRC)
Contact: Maysa Saeidi (saeidi@unhcr.org)



Thursday, 13th December 2018

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Shelter WG Meeting
Location: UNHCR
Chaired By: Vincent Dupin (UNHCR) and Elias Jourdi (NRC)
Contact: Maysa Saeidi (saeidi@unhcr.org)






Working Group Chairs

UNHCR Jordan | United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees

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  Key Contacts


Full Name Vincent Dupin
Partner Information Senior Technical Officer
Email dupin@unhcr.org
Address UNHCR, Khalda office, Amman
Organization United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees

Full Name Elias Jourdi
Partner Information Project Coordinator
Email Elias.jourdi@nrc.no
Organization Norwegian Refugee Council

  Highlights

The UNHCR Site Planning (SP) unit is supporting the Field safety unit in upgrading the access control areas for Base camp and Registration. The upgrades will include installing new access caravans, fencing controlled access gap areas in the base camp, in addition to other minor construction works. The implementation is expected to start on the early days of January 2018.
16 Jan 2018
Trench works in preparation for winterization have been completed through NRC who worked in districts 8, 1 and 2 (ring road side), while there are ongoing culvert cleaning activities in districts 3, 4, 6, 1, and 2.
14 Dec 2017
NRC has commenced storm water works of opening rainwater trenches and cleaning culverts this week in preparation for winterization, and starting in District
19 Nov 2017
Shelter: Concrete flooring in all Azraq villages completed. Maintenance of shelters ongoing (260 shelters fixed in June).
12 Jul 2015
As of end March, all T-Shelters in Azraq villages 2, 3, 5, and 6 have now been constructed - a total of 10,023 T-Shelters (NRC & MoPWH)
21 Apr 2015
T-shelter construction is now complete in villages 3 & 6 of Azraq camp. 2,619 shelters in village 3 and 2,284 shelters in village 6.
13 Aug 2014