Jordan has welcomed several refugee waves over the years, making it the second largest refugee host per capita worldwide. Enormous population growth patterns coupled with rapid urbanisation have resulted in Jordan being one of the 50 most urbanised countries in the world. This posed various challenges and strains on the country’s infrastructure, economy, and services’ quality. In response, UN-Habitat partnered with the SECO to improve access to reliable services and socio-economic opportunities for migrants and displaced populations in Amman and Irbid Cities through the “Urban Planning & Infrastructure in Migration Contexts Programme”.
As a first step, spatial profiles were developed for Amman and Irbid Cities to improve spatial understanding of the existing situation. The spatial profiles identified and mapped challenges, provisions, and gaps in public infrastructure services in coordination with humanitarian interventions at the national, regional, and local levels. It was built upon data collected by the various actors using a participatory approach.
- UN-Habitat document