Refugees in Jordan: a data-driven approach for change

IIED Briefing
, 4 pages
PDF (240.25 KB)
Published: March 2024
ISBN: 9781837590865
Product code:22336IIED

Jordan hosts a huge number of refugees. Many have been living in Jordan for decades but still struggle to create fulfilling lives. This briefing reports on a project that supported refugee communities to generate data about the challenges they face and to agree their priorities for creating better futures. 

Refugees identified a complex web of restrictions relating to their legal status and requirements for personal identification as a significant obstacle to leading full lives. They called for humanitarian organisations and Jordan’s government to offer more opportunities for refugees, so that then can use their skills to contribute to the country’s economy.

They also called for agencies and government to engage more fully with refugee communities in planning for refugees, and to provide paths towards long-term residency security that allows them to build new lives.

Cite this publication

Shehada, R., Al-Ali, A., Jeroudia, M., Taleb, H., Ghanem, H. and Dajani, D. (2024). Refugees in Jordan: a data-driven approach for change. IIED, London.
Available at