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Jordan did not sign the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees. Nevertheless the country received many refugees in the course of its history. Thus, in Jordan live 2.1 million Palestine refugees who possess the Jordan citizenship. In contrast to them, the 629.000 Syrian refugees registered by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have only restricted rights. Their access to central social sectors as education, healthcare, and the labor market are limited. The longer war rules in their home country, the worse get their living conditions.


Jordan at a Glance: History, Politics, Economy

Jordan is a monarchy in the Middle East under the authoritarian rule of King Abdullah II. Despite internal conflicts, a difficult geo-strategic situation and economic problems, it is currently the…

Maria Josua

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Hard Paths Ahead: Syrian Refugees in Jordan

According to UNHCR data Jordan hosts about 636.000 Syrian refugees. Since Jordan is not a signatory to the Geneva Refugee Convention, they have only a limited legal status. Access to many areas of…

Doris Carrion

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Jordanian Refugee Policy

Jordan is not signatory to the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees. Nonetheless, the country has welcomed large numbers of forced migrants throughout its history. Today, the refugee…

Dr. Abdel Baset Athamneh

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