Protection of Women and Girls- A Crisis in Motion (Women, Peace and Security Position Paper)
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Well into its fourth year, The Syrian Civil War has caused the displacement of over 3 million refugees into its neighboring countries of Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt, and Jordan (UNHCR 2015). The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is the fifth largest refugee-hosting country in the world and the third in regards to the Syrian crisis. Among the approximately 619,000 registered Syrian refugees in the country, 80% reside in host urban and rural communities (RRP62014: 4). Such a large magnitude of urban displacement carries its own unique challenges for refugees, the Jordanian government, and hosting communities. Jordan’s coping capacity has been stretched to its limits with its poor resources, growing financial constraints, infrastructure limitations, and rising political tensions.