Though no cases of Covid-19 have yet been recorded among Jordan’s refugee population, the UN Refugee Agency, the Jordanian government, and their partners are mobilizing resources to prevent an outbreak in crowded camps.
In case of supply chain disruptions, aid agencies have secured and positioned a two-month supply of chlorine for water disinfection in three large refugee camps. UNICEF, meanwhile, handed out more soap and hand sanitizer.
The Jordanian government said that the refugee population will have equal access to the country’s healthcare system.
As of March 30, Jordan had recorded 259 cases of Covid-19. The country hosts more than 656,000 refugees from Syria.