Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development

Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development

Jordan records 123,685 births of Syrian Refugees since the Beginning of the Crisis


Between 2011 and 2018, the implemented in cooperation with the Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees, which number of births for Syrians reached 123,685, while the number of deaths in the same period reached 6,502 according to statistics issued by the Civil Status Department in Jordan.


From the beginning of 2017 until the end of 2018, the Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD) has dealt with cases related to the birth certificates of Syrian refugees, through legal assistance provided through the project amounted to more than 3,500. The organization has provided more than 9,875 legal consultations related to the issuance of a birth certificate through the legal aid team.


Looking through these statistics, it’s noteworthy that the highest number of births was recorded in 2017 24,652 cases, the lowest number was in 2011 with a total number of 1,060 cases, these reflect the number of issuances for birth certificates in this year. This is best explained by the lack of legal awareness and the legal challenges of the beginnings of the Syrian crisis, prior to the commencement of legal procedures by the concerned authorities, which contributed to the increase in the issuance of birth certificates for Syrian refugees, especially in the years 2015-2018, which underlines the importance of these procedures and their impact. This affirms the importance of partnerships between the official, local and international sectors in alleviating the challenges and confronting them through dialogue and partnership to find legal solutions within the rule of law and the legislative system in the country and achieve the best interests of children and the achievement of international standards in dealing with the file of asylum and achieving sustainable justice. And to achieve cooperation and develop solutions and strategies to meet the challenges that accompany the waves of asylum.


The Nahda Center therefore recommends:

  • Focusing on the advocacy efforts between local and international organizations and official bodies, which have a positive and important impact on reaching solutions related to the challenges, especially the legal ones faced by the refugees residing in Jordanian territory. This is clear from the efforts mentioned above.
  • To promote the partnership between the governmental sector and local and international organizations, and to keep dialogue and discussion open, especially with regard to child protection and the best interests of the child.

Continue to implement awareness raising programs and activities for refugees and host communities, and seek effective and innovative ways to refute rumors and false information, and to work to deliver accurate and accurate information to all refugees and target groups, whether inside or outside the camp.