Overview
By end of 2023, Jordan hosted over 720,000 refugees of different nationalities registered with UNHCR. They come predominantly from Syria, with large groups from Iraq, Yemen, Sudan, and Somalia as well. Some 81 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; access to healthcare, education; livelihoods; community empowerment and outreach; and camp coordination in Zaatari and Azraq refugee 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. UNHCR maintains a robust presence in Jordan through four offices located 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 
717,430
Last updated 31 Jan 2024
Source - UNHCR 
Registered Refugees by Country of Origin JSON  .CSV 
Country of origin Source Data date Population
Syrian Arab Rep. UNHCR 31 Jan 2024   89.7% 643,199
Iraq UNHCR 31 Jan 2024   7.7% 55,382
Yemen UNHCR 31 Jan 2024   1.7% 12,468
Sudan UNHCR 31 Jan 2024   0.7% 4,836
Others UNHCR 31 Jan 2024   0.1% 1,014
Somalia UNHCR 31 Jan 2024   0.1% 531


Registered Refugees by Age and Gender JSON 
Source - UNHCR
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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
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    • The Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation of the Government of Jordan, along with donors, UN agencies, NGOs and civil society organizations, are working on developing the Jordan Response Plan (JRP) 2024-2026. JRP, which aims to mitigate the vulnerabilities of the Syrian refugees and host communities, will serve as the key framework for the refugee response in Jordan. (January 2024)
    • A multi-stakeholder agreement with UNHCR, the green deal for Jordan, allows for the transfer of green energy from a solar power plant in South Amman to Azraq and Zaatari refugee camps to complement electricity generated in two solar plants in the camps. Before, the solar plants in the camps, the first ever solar plant in a refugee camp and the world’s largest such plant, covered 60 to 70 per cent of the electricity needs and UNHCR had to pay for the other 30 per cent which came from the national grid reliant on carbon-based power plants. Thanks to the new agreement, the latest figures reveal that 97 per cent of electricity needs in Zaatari and Azraq camps are provided by solar energy, significantly reducing carbon footprint of the refugee response in Jordan. UNHCR will pay operational and maintenance costs, which is anticipated to bring down its own expenditure on energy in 2024 to a fraction of previous years. (2023)
    • In 2023, UNHCR achieved the highest number of resettlement submissions since 2016 with cases for 8,500 individuals submitted. Also, more than 10,700 individuals left Jordan for resettlement countries in 2023, a significant increase from 2022. Resettlement remains one of the few solutions available for the most vulnerable refugees in Jordan. While around 14 per cent of refugees typically meet the criteria for resettlement, limited spots available only allow for one per cent to be resettled. (2023)
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