Syrian Refugees in Jordan: Things Get Worse


Over 600,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan face increasingly difficult circumstances as the conflict in their home country wears on with no end in sight. While the large camps of Za’atari and Azraq are regularly held up as examples of the ever-improving refugee response in Jordan, the situation for Syrians outside those camps is considerably less positive. 

Jordan remains one of the primary countries of concern in the Syrian refugee crisis because of the large numbers of refugees it hosts, and because its long-term ability to host those refugees is in question. Without substantive assistance from the international community, Jordan may not be able to continue supporting vulnerable people fleeing Syria.