Majority of Syrian refugees in Jordan not assisted by the UN

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Only one fifth of Syrian refugees in Jordan are living in camps, according to the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in the country.

Edward Kallon described the situation as "very unique".

He explained that close to 600,000 Syrian refugees are registered by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), but only twenty per cent of them are in camps.

Those half a million people are living in what have been called vulnerable communities in Jordan without access to UN assistance.

Mr Kallon said more funding is needed.

“There is need, an urgent need, for development investment in Jordan to sustain the humanitarian investment. And it requires us to also relook at our tools that we have in place to be able to respond in this given context. ” (0'15")

Most Syrian refugees are currently relying on basic social services provided by the Jordanian government.

The UN is pushing for new approaches to humanitarian assistance in order to reach the most vulnerable refugees.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations.

Duration: 1’06″

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