Seven Years into Exile Report

How urban Syrian refugees, vulnerable Jordanians and other refugees in Jordan are being impacted by the Syria crisis

CARE International in Jordan’s sixth annual urban assessment builds upon the organization’s important work responding to the Syrian refugee crisis in Jordan. CARE Jordan has consistently targeted its programming to Jordan’s most vulnerable, including Syrian refugees in camps, urban Syrian refugees, and vulnerable Jordanian host community members.

In order to tailor its programming, CARE Jordan has carried out yearly needs assessments since 2012. The first was a survey of Syrian urban refugee needs; the annual assessment has now expanded to include Jordanian host communities for the second year in a row. This year, other minority refugees (from countries including Iraq, Sudan, Somalia, Egypt, Yemen, and the Russian Federation) were included to more accurately gain a comprehensive picture of the needs and vulnerabilities facing Jordan’s most vulnerable. Additionally, the geographic scope of the study was widened to include the southern Jordanian governorate of Karak, in addition to four northern governorates (Amman, Irbid, Zarqa, and Mafraq) with the highest populations of Syrian urban refugees.