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MISP Facts & Stats

  • Of the eight groups in Zaatri Camp in Jordan, women in only three of the groups knew of adolescent centers in the camp. Of the women that knew about centers, they were unclear as to whether the centers offered RH services.
    • Reference: Reproductive Health Services for Syrian Refugees in Zaatri Refugee Camp and Irbid City, Jordan. W. Doedens, N. Giga, S. Krause, M. A. Onyango, S. Sami, E. Stone, B. Tomczyk, H. Williams, 2013
  • In spite of the steady influx of refugees into Jordan that has strained the resource capacity of this humanitarian emergency response, the agencies that provide RH services have been able to implement the MISP, although there is need for some key improvements. Organizations that already existed, like a Catholic-based international organization, were some of the few international aid organizations available to provide services. And while these Catholic faith-based organizations provided basic health services, they did not provide any support around family planning or emergency contraception and no “maternal health services to pregnant women and girls who could not produce a marriage certificate.”
    • Reference: Reproductive Health Services for Syrian Refugees in Zaatri Refugee Camp and Irbid City, Jordan. W. Doedens, N. Giga, S. Krause, M. A. Onyango, S. Sami, E. Stone, B. Tomczyk, H. Williams, 2013
  • A literature review undertaken by the WRC showed that Syrian refugees who are registered with UNHCR are able to access public health services for free in Jordan. However, due to limited information regarding the current situation for Syrian refugees living in Jordan, especially with respect to their ability to access RH services, some studies on the Iraqi refugee population living in Jordan were examined.
    • Reference: Reproductive Health Services for Syrian Refugees in Zaatri Refugee Camp and Irbid City, Jordan. W. Doedens, N. Giga, S. Krause, M. A. Onyango, S. Sami, E. Stone, B. Tomczyk, H. Williams, 2013
  • Iraqi refugees are not legally recognized by the Jordanian Government. Jordan also does not have a national strategy to provide comprehensive assistance from state, religious and community-based organizations. Humanitarian agencies that were not already active in Jordan faced resistance from the Jordanian government to provide social and health services to the Iraqi refugees out of fear that this would only encourage Iraqis to stay in Jordan instead of returning to their home country.
    • Reference: Reproductive Health Services for Syrian Refugees in Zaatri Refugee Camp and Irbid City, Jordan. W. Doedens, N. Giga, S. Krause, M. A. Onyango, S. Sami, E. Stone, B. Tomczyk, H. Williams, 2013
  • A 2013 study conducted in Jordan found that all but one respondent was aware of the MISP and five of 11 knew all five MISP objectives. The most commonly reported MISP objective was the prevention of maternal and newborn morbidity, followed by prevention and management of sexual violence, and reduction of HIV transmission.
    • Reference: Reproductive Health Services for Syrian Refugees in Zaatri Refugee Camp and Irbid City, Jordan. W. Doedens, N. Giga, S. Krause, M. A. Onyango, S. Sami, E. Stone, B. Tomczyk, H. Williams, 2015