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64% of refugees in Jordan live on less than JD3 per day — UNHCR

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AMMAN — The UNHRC and the World Bank launched on Wednesday an assessment of the vulnerability of refugees in Jordan, through a field survey of more than 10,000 refugee families, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.اضافة اعلان

The results showed that 64 percent of the refugees currently live on less than JD3 per day.

The assessment stated that without financial support, three-quarters of refugees would be poor, based on the international poverty line of $5.5 — roughly JD3 per day.

According to the results of the field survey, 90 percent of refugee families say they use at least one negative coping strategy such as limiting food intake or purchasing household goods on credit so as to carry on with their daily lives.

The number of Syrian refugee families who are in debt has increased by 39 percent compared to 2018, the survey found.

The assessment showed that most refugees did not have a written rental agreement and nearly 20 percent of those surveyed had received a threat of eviction in 2021.

About 80 percent of refugee children attended school in 2021 despite the challenges of online education.

There was a 13 percent increase in the number of Syrian refugees who needed medical care, but were unable to receive it, compared to 2018.

The assessment stated that more effort is needed to ensure that the most vulnerable families receive the support they need.

The assessment data stated that there is proof that refugee living conditions are improving despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, as most families are able to manage their own income.


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