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Jordan Humanitarian Background

Disasters, Conflicts and Migration

Natural Disasters

Yes / No

Comments / Details

Drought

n/an/a

Earthquakes

n/an/a

Epidemics

n/an/a

Extreme Temperatures

n/an/a

Flooding

n/an/a

Insect Infestation

n/an/a

Mudslides

n/an/a

Volcanic Eruptions

n/an/a

High Waves / Surges

n/an/a

Wildfires

n/an/a

High Winds

n/an/a

Other Comments

n/a

Man-Made Issues

Civil Strife

n/an/a

International Conflict

YesThe ongoing Arab israili, Iraqi and Syrian conflict which affects Jordan causing an inflow of thousands of refugees

Internally Displaced Persons

n/an/a

Refugees Present

Yes

Refugees (country of origin): 1,835,704 (Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA)); 500,000 (Iraq) IDPs: 160,000 (1967 Arab-Israeli War) (2007): 937,830 (Syrian Refugees).

UNHCR Jordan Information

Landmines / UXO Present

n/an/a

Other Comments

n/a

For more detailed database on disasters by country, please see the Centre for Research on Epidemiology of Disasters:

EMDAT information on Jordan

Calamities and Seasonal Affects

Seasonal Affects on Transport

Transport

Comments

From (month) to (month)

Primary Road Transport

In very good conditionn/a

Secondary Road Transport

In very good conditionn/a

Rail Transport

n/an/a

Air Transport

All international airlines are travelling to an from Amman.n/a

Waterway Transport

n/an/a

Capacity and Contacts for In-Country Emergency Response

Government

The country is well prepared to respond to Emergencies. The Civil defense Department and and ministry of Interior, forming an operation room for emergency operations under the responsibility of the Prime Minister.

Hospitals are well equipped to response to various emergency situations and other medical facilities

For information on Jordan Government contact details, please see the following link: 

4.1 Jordan Government Contact List

For information on Jordan government and humanitarian agency additional details, please see the following document:

Jordan government and humanitarian agency additional details

Note: The information provided in the attached documents, which has been taken from the old DLCA, does not match the structure of the new LCA and is therefore provided separately.

Humanitarian Community

For information on Jordan Humanitarian Agency contact details, please see the following link: 

4.2 Jordan Humanitarian Agency Contact List

For information on Jordan government and humanitarian agency additional details, please see the following document:

Jordan government and humanitarian agency additional details

Jordan administrative divisions

WFP Projects with the Government of Jordan

Note: The information provided in the attached documents, which has been taken from the old DLCA, does not match the structure of the new LCA and is therefore provided separately.