The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) issued its Humanitarian Fund Annual Report 2022, in which it said that 19,000 Palestinian refugees who fled from Syria to Jordan are suffering from restrictions of movement and difficult living conditions.
During the UN member states meeting in Geneva, the report revealed that “356 who reside in King Abdullah Park (KAP), who face movement restrictions and other protection concerns.”
UNRWA added that 100 percent of the Palestinian-Syrian families in Jordan are in need of urgent cash assistance, due to their difficult living conditions, deteriorating economic conditions, lack of job opportunities and the spread of unemployment rates.
In a previous statistics report, the UNRWA revealed that the number of Palestinian-Syrian refugees in Jordan, and those registered there until the end of February 2021, had reached nearly 17,500 Palestinian-Syrian refugees.
Palestinian-Syrian refugees in Jordan face extremely difficult legal and living conditions, in addition to the constant fear of being forcibly deported, following the official announcement of Jordan banning the entry of those who crossed illegally.
UNRWA stressed that the category of Palestinian refugees who hold Syrian documents is the weakest among refugees, due to their legal status, which does not allow them the right to work or use government health centres, or even leave their homes to meet the living demands of their families.
It is worth mentioning that these refugees were forced to seek refuge in Jordan, due to the ongoing civil war in Syria since March 18, 2011, which started following the fierce repressive campaign against protests condemning human rights violations in the country.