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Youssouf BOUBAKER Delegation of Lyon Model United Nations Delegate of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan ECOFIN - MUNICE 2016

Topic A: The Economic Impact of the refugee crisis

The Jordanian government and people are highly, and rightfully, concerned about the potentially serious economic and social effects of the large influx of Syrian refugees to the country, including potential negative effects on the labour market. According to UNHCR there are currently about 616,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan, of whom more than 500,000 live in Jordanian communities outside camps. The Syrian refugee population in Jordan is equivalent to about 10 per cent of the total population in Jordan prior to the Syrian crisis (2010), and puts heavy pressure on the Jordanian society and economy, including the labour market. The largest numbers of Sy...

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