The Less Visible Humanitarian Crisis: Refugee Mental Health Needs in Urban Jordan

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Date published
01 Oct 2018
Research, reports and studies
Conflict, violence & peace, Psychosocial support, Forced displacement and migration

Jordan hosts around 671,900 registered refugees, and many more who are without registration. Around 125,783 Syrians live in camps, while the rest reside in cities and villages around Jordan.

Although displaced people living in host communities do not always receive the same media attention as those in camps, they often face difficulties accessing healthcare and other basic services, and can face unique economic and social challenges as they try to integrate a new society.

Moreover, 30 per cent of our patients are vulnerable Jordanians suffering from similar conditions.

Our work in the mental health team has taught us the many needs and stories these patients experience in their daily lives.