Jordan

Second highest share of refugees per capita in the world

Hosting the second highest share of refugees per capita in the world, Jordan is one of the countries most affected by the Syrian crisis. One in 14 people in the country is a refugee. Public institutions are under considerable pressure as refugees live primarily in urban areas, with about 20 per cent residing in camps.

747,080 refugees and asylum-seekers (UNHCR, September 2019)

Response to the Syrian refugee crisis

  1. ILO Response to Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan