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Photo: DRC Displaced Minorities – Part II

Displaced Minorities – Part II

Experiences and needs of Somali, Sudanese and Yemeni refugees and other migrants in Jordan

Over 10,000 Somali, Sudanese and Yemeni refugees and asylum seekers are now registered with UNHCR in Jordan, though many members of these communities live in the country without valid documentation (see Part I). Despite this high numbers of displaced individuals, insufficient attention has been devoted to understanding their experiences of displacement, humanitarian and protection needs, and access to appropriate solutions. 

Photo: DRC Displaced Minorities – Part I

Displaced Minorities – Part I

Migration and displacement trends of Somali, Sudanese and Yemeni refugees and other migrants in Jordan

Donor conferences in London (2016) and Brussels (2017) have strengthened international commitments to support Jordan in its efforts to protect and assist more than 1.3 million Syrians living within its borders, of whom 658,000 are registered refugees. Despite the importance of addressing the needs of Syrian refugees in Jordan, a focus on Syrians has overshadowed the equally important needs of refugees and other migrants from other countries living in the country.