Saturday, 04 December 2021 06:55 GMT

Jordan: UNHCR to formalize Syrian refugees' status in urban areas


(MENAFN) On Sunday, the Ministry of Interior and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) set up a new exercise to formalize the status of Syrian refugees living informally in urban areas in Jordan.

The campaign, running until the 27th of September, targets Syrian nationals registered in the camps who left without an official authorization before the 1st of July 2017 and did not return. Syrians who arrived to Jordan and have never registered with UNHCR and the Government of Jordan can also benefit from this campaign, according to the UN agency's statement.

"The Ministry of Interior asserts that this grace period granted to the Syrians living informally in urban areas is a real opportunity to regularise their status in accordance with the provisions of the Jordanian law and to prevent any future legal problem related to their legal status in the Kingdom," the statement read.

"By rectifying their status, Syrian refugees in Jordan will be able to benefit from the protection and services provided by UNHCR and its partners in the country, improving their lives, while also being able to stay formally in urban areas," said Stefano Severe, UNHCR Representative in Jordan was quoted as saying in the statement.

It's worth mentioning that UNHCR offices and Helpline (06 400 8000) remain available during the upcoming seven months to provide all the needed information to Syrian refugees in Jordan who can benefit from this campaign.

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