Gender Based Violence Risk Assessment for the Emirati-Jordanian Camp

Authored by: Rana Aoun and Rebeca Acin Rivera

Categories: Human Rights, Humanitarian Emergencies
Sub-Categories: Migration, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)
Country: Jordan
Region: Middle East and North Africa
Year: 2021
Citation: Aoun, Rana and Rebeca Acin Rivera. "Gender Based Violence Risk Assessment for the Emirati-Jordanian Camp." International Organization for Migration. September 2021.

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Executive Summary

The present report focuses on the findings and recommendations of the GBV risk assessment conducted in the Emirati Jordanian Camp (EJC), from May to August 2021. The overall aim of the assessment was to gain a better understanding of the GBV risks faced by Syrian refugee women, girls, men and boys and vulnerable groups in the EJC, and to provide recommendations on areas where GBV response and overall humanitarian response need to be enhanced in the camp. It was found that residents of the EJC reportedly live a sheltered life within the camp’s premises, with guaranteed access to basic needs such as shelter, food, health and education. The EJC is jointly managed by the UAE Red Crescent and the Jordanian authorities through the Syrian Refugee Affairs Directorate (SRAD), in coordination with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and public areas within the camp are reportedly safe for its female and male residents. However, GBV is present, disproportionately affecting women and girls and subjecting them to risk and unsafety within their own homes. Women and girls mostly face GBV at the hands of partners and family members.