Committee
UNHCR
Country
Jordan

Author

Shige Hu
China

Cite as https://mymun.com/ppdb/8213

Committee: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Delegate: Shige Hu

Topic A: Regulation on treatment of refugees attempting to cross borders

As of May, 2014, UNHCR has registered 598, 260 Syrian refugees in Jordan. The vast majority approximately 93%-- of Syrians entering Jordan are families, and over half the population are children. Nearly all Syrians entering Jordan are being registered, and UNHCR claims to have eliminated backlogs in 2013. Most Syrian refugees are finding housing in urban areas: 80% of the Syrian refugees live outside of camps in host communities. The largest of Jordan’s four camps for refugees from Syria is Za’atari; a second smaller camp for families is the Emirati Jordanian Camp; the third, Azraq, opened at the end of April 2014; and the fourth camp is Cyber City, which is supposedly for PRS but also houses Syrian refugees. Although only 20% of Syrian refugees are As of May, 2014, UNHCR has registered 598, 260 Syrian refugees in Jordan. The vast majority approximately 93%-- of Syrians entering Jordan are families, and over half the population are children. 381 Nearly all Syrians entering Jordan are being registered, and UNHCR claims to have eliminated b...