Syrian Refugee Crisis

Helping communities cope: Jordan and the Syrian Refugee Crisis

An International Labour Organization survey on the impact of the influx of Syrian refugees on the Jordanian labour market found that unemployment has increased among both Syrian refugees and Jordanians since 2011. As well as straining Jordan’s limited resources and infrastructure, the arrival of the refugees also increased competition for already scarce jobs and forced more children into tiring and potentially hazardous work.

Date issued: 18 May 2015 | Size/duration: 00:05:08