Jordan: Local Perceptions on Syrian Refugees (Part 2/2)

March 19, 2014

It is important to understand the impact of Syrian refugees on Jordan.  Living conditions at the Gaza camp in Jerash are poor and employment opportunities are restricted mainly to private and informal sectors. According to a public sector official in the Gaza camp:...

Jordan: Local Perceptions on Syrian Refugees (Part 1/2)

March 16, 2014

It is important to understand the impact of Syrian refugees on Jordan. Jordan hosts the largest Palestinian refugee population in the world. It has also been a popular choice of destination for Iraqi refugees. The most recent influx are Syrians due to the civil war that started in...

Jordanian Women: Marrying Beyond the Border

February 09, 2014

If Jordanian women marry non-Jordanians, they are only granted "services rights." Last December, the spokesman for the Jordanian government, Mohammed al-Moumani, announced that the government will not grant civil rights to Jordanian women married to non-Jordanian citizens. Instead, he...