Jordan Humanitarian Emergency

A young refugee woman and her mother.
UNFPA Jordan/Sima Diab

Jordan hosts one of the largest number of registered refugees per capita in the world: 1 person in 15 is a refugee in Jordan. Since the beginning of the crisis in Syria, Jordan, together with Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq and Egypt, shoulders the primary responsibility of over 5.3 million registered Syrian refugees in the region. About 80 percent of Syrian refugees living outside of camps in Jordan are living below the poverty line. The government estimates that the total estimated number of refugees in the country will reach 1.38 million in 2018, including 751,746 registered by UNHCR. As displacement becomes protracted, the risk of gender-based violence persists and may even intensify. Since January 2018, UNFPA trained 70 personnel on GBV case management, our services reached 76,537 women, girls and young people. UNFPA will continue to chair the reproductive health sector working group in Jordan.

Country Population: 7.6 mil

Humanitarian needs

1.38 million
Last updated on - 01 December 2018
UNFPA/Sharron Ward

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2018

  • People Reached
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    Affected population who directly benefited from all types of emergency RH kits
    GBV survivors reached
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    Number of safe spaces
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    Maternity health facilities/tents/homes operationalized with UNFPA support
    Dignity Kits distributed
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    Has established a functional system for safe and ethical gender-based incident data management

Emergencies related listing

  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.