Since break out of the Syrian civil war in 2011. Jordan has welcomed hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees.
At the end of April 2019, there were over 678,100 registered Syrians in the country. Many have been in Jordan for over 4 years. About 80 per cent of the registered Syrian refugees live in host communities across the country. Over one hundred thousand of them are unable to support their life or complete education.
‘We are stuck here. and our kids’ life is spoiling. There is no proper educational facilities, medical and the big issue is that we can not do a job here In Jordan, “The government considers us as asylum seekers not a refugees. Jordan is not a signatory of 1951 UN convention. I have done BA in English translation from Arabic to English and vice versa, Graduated in 2012 My wife has also Graduated high school, and she only attended her first year as a law student.” Said Ali karman 32 years old a Syrian refugee who fled to Jordan in 2013. Karman added that. He fled from his country due to threats and persecution.
” I have faced in my country at the hands of terrorists and the illegal armed groups waiting for me to return to a country where there is no protection and no safety . Many Syrian refugees where registered as asylum seekers at UNHCR in jordan but some of them met a more difficult situation where they had been waiting for unknown future.” As Ali said.
( We are trying very hard to get resettlement opportunity. but we didn’t get any positive response.)
Most of the Syrian refugees who live in host communities live below the poverty line, and many depend on international aid to buy food, pay rents.
and access essential services like basic health care and education for their children.
By Harun ahmed – for HANAHR – 23.05.2019