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Zaatari Refugee Camp - Factsheet, February 2019

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Zaatari is home to 78,597 refugees, nearly 20% are under five years old.

18,493 children are enrolled in 32 schools, with 58 community centres offering activities.

20% of refugees are female headed households.

4,908 refugees engaged in Incentive-based Volunteering inside the camp.

Average 14,000 weekly health consultations

12,005 refugees have work permits. 14% are women.

64 National Staff
9 International Staff

Zaatari Camp is under joint administration of the Syrian Refugee Affairs Directorate and UNHCR. As the lead agency for refugees in Jordan, UNHCR is also covering Camp Coordination, which includes overall strategic and inter-camp operational coordination as well as within the sector working groups. UNHCR is the lead on Protection, Health, Shelter and Site Planning, Security, Community Mobilization, Basic Needs and Livelihoods.

Zaatari Camp, close to Jordan’s northern border with Syria has become emblematic of the displacement of Syrians across the Middle East following its establishment in 2012.
In that time, the camp’s evolution, from a small collection of tents into an urban settlement of some 80,000 persons reflects both the needs and aspirations of the camp’s residents and a transition to a more predictable, cost effective and participatory platform for the delivery of assistance.