Five years into exile

The challenges faced by Syrian refugees outside camps in Jordan and how they and their host communities are coping

This summary report outlining the main findings of CARE's needs assessment of urban Syrian refugees builds upon previous assessments (in 2014, 2013 and 2012) to identify trends and help understand how conditions for Syrian refugees and their hosts are changing.

The report concludes that the situation is deteriorating and that the main trends include an increase in unmet food needs; one in three families unable to access medical services; one-third of school age children not in school; women and children increasingly becoming income providers; women and girls facing increased risk of gender-based violence, including early marriage.

The needs assessment and the report were produced by CARE Jordan and supported by ECHO and DFID.

  • Countries: Jordan, Syrian Arab Republic
  • Published: July 2015

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