There are more than 637.000 registered Syrian refugees living in Jordan. However, the total number of Syrians in Jordan is more than 1, 4 million, and just in 2015 about 120.000 unregistered Syrian refugees arrived anew (Migration Policy Centre). According to the World Bank more than 90% of Syrian refugees in Jordan were living under the poverty line in 2014. More than 100.000 out of 320.000 registered Syrian children do not go to school. Schools that have opened their doors for Syrian kids are overcrowded and offer classes for Syrians only in the afternoon. Late afternoon hours are not suitable for girls, who then often have to stay at home instead of going to school. Labour market in Jordan is oversaturated – more than 55% of Syrian men and 88% of Syrian women living outside the refugee camps are unemployed. Especially women, heading their families, face difficult situation as they are the only bread earners for children and elderly in the family. They and their children are in danger of becoming victims of different forms of violence and exploitation, because they lack appropriate skills and income-generating opportunities.
Majority of refugees in Jordan live in poorer urban areas, where local population also faces difficult living circumstances. Since the beginning of Syrian crisis unemployment among Jordanians has increased from 14, 5 to 22,1%, according to International Labour Organisation. Competition for resources and sources of living, such as work, leads to tensions between Syrian and Jordanian communities and social exclusion of refugees, reports the International World Vision.