Overview
In early 2024, Jordan hosted some 710,000 refugees of different nationalities registered with UNHCR. They come predominantly from Syria, while there are also large groups from Iraq, Yemen, Sudan, and Somalia. Some 82 per cent of them live outside of refugee camps and close to 50 per cent are children. UNHCR’s key areas of work include protection activities such as access to documentation and legal assistance; cash assistance for the most vulnerable refugees; access to healthcare, education; livelihoods; community empowerment and outreach; and camp coordination in Zaatari and Azraq camps. In addition to implementing its mandated activities of protection and seeking solutions, UNHCR in Jordan actively coordinates all actors involved in the refugee response through the Jordan Strategic Humanitarian Committee, also known as JoSH. UNHCR maintains a robust presence in Jordan through four offices in Amman, Mafraq, Azraq and Irbid, in addition to three urban registration centres in Amman, Irbid and Mafraq, and some 500 staff.
Total Number of Registered Refugees JSON 
702,768
Last updated 31 May 2024
Source - UNHCR 
Registered Refugees by Country of Origin JSON  .CSV 
Country of origin Source Data date Population
Syrian Arab Rep. UNHCR 31 May 2024   89.9% 631,656
Iraq UNHCR 31 May 2024   7.4% 52,282
Yemen UNHCR 31 May 2024   1.8% 12,698
Sudan UNHCR 31 May 2024   0.7% 4,922
Others UNHCR 31 May 2024   0.1% 698
Somalia UNHCR 31 May 2024   0.1% 512


Registered Refugees by Age and Gender JSON 
Source - UNHCR
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    External Statistical Report on UNHCR Registered Refugees and Asylum-Seekers Jordan as of 31 August 2023

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    Publish date: 11 July 2023 (11 months ago)
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    Statistical Report on UNHCR Registered Refugees and Asylum-Seekers Jordan as of 31 May 2023

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    Publish date: 7 June 2023 (1 year ago)
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    UNHCR Jordan: 2023 Basic Needs Cash Assistance Post Distribution Monitoring Report

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    Publish date: 21 February 2023 (1 year ago)
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    UNHCR 2022-2023 Regional Winterization Programme Progress Report - Syria and Iraq Situations

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    Publish date: 21 February 2023 (1 year ago)
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    Mid-Year Regional Cash Assistance Update - (January - June 2022)

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    Health Access and Utilization Survey 2023 Report (Non-Syrian Refugees)

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    Publish date: 14 February 2024 (4 months ago)
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    Health Access and Utilization Survey 2023 Report (Syrian Refugees In Non Camp Settings)

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    Publish date: 14 February 2024 (4 months ago)
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    Eighth Regional Survey on Syrian Refugees’ Perceptions and Intentions on Return To Syria

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    Publish date: 23 May 2023 (1 year ago)
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    2018 Post distribution Monitoring (PDM) Report – Multi Purpose Cash Assistance in UNHCR Jordan

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    UNHCR Jordan Multi-Year Strategy 2023-2025 Summary

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    Publish date: 1 January 2023 (1 year ago)
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    Jordan Operational Update - April 2024

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    Publish date: 23 May 2024 (26 days ago)
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    Jordan Operational Update - March 2024

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    Jordan Operational Update - February 2024

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    Cash and Economic Inclusion Update - February 2024

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    Publish date: 29 February 2024 (3 months ago)
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    Jordan Operational Update - January 2024

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    The current page includes information on ALL refugees registered with UNHCR in Jordan. For information specific only to Syrian refugees in Jordan, please refer to the Jordan sub-page under the Syria Regional Refugee Response.
    Key Documents
    Highlights
    • The Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) was launched in March 2024. 3RP is a regional plan for the Syria crisis to assist 12.8 million refugees and affected host communities in five countries – Türkiye, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt. The Plan serves as a strategic, coordination, planning, advocacy, fundraising, and programming platform for humanitarian and development partners and is co-led by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). (March 2024)
    • With rapidly declining humanitarian funding, UNHCR has been forced to reduce assistance in 2024. This will impact some of its key activities including the basic needs cash assistance programme. UNHCR is forced to reduce the number of cash beneficiaries in communities as of April and the transfer amount by 25 per cent as of May 2024. There will not be any change to the cash assistance programme in refugee camps. The Agency has redoubled its efforts to sustain and/or reverse the level of donor funding. (2024)
    • In light of plummeting funding, UNHCR has been taking innovative approaches to enhance efficiency of its operation in Jordan. The shift from ATM cards to mobile wallets for its cash assistance reduces the monthly costs by more than half (56 per cent). As of early 2024, over 70 per cent of the UNHCR cash assistance recipients use mobile wallets. UNHCR also recently doubled the share of electric vehicles in its fleet in Jordan. E-vehicles not only help lower the carbon footprint of the operation but also reduce its energy costs. (April 2024)
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