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A Perspective of the Syrian Refugee's Impact on Civil Services and Natural Resources in Jordan

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Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
108 Coble Hall, 801 S. Wright St., Champaign, IL 61820
Feb 13, 2024   12:00 pm  
Dr. Rania Qutieshat Visiting Scholar at the College of Architecture, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, UIUC
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The paper discusses the impact of Syrian refugees on the Jordanian economy and infrastructure, as well as the challenges and opportunities for their integration. It argues that the Syrian presence has both positive and negative effects on various sectors, such as public services, housing, trade, and the labor market. It highlights the role of donor funding and the Jordan Compact in providing work permits and development projects for Syrian refugees and Jordanians. At the end, the paper suggests that human rights and empowerment of refugees are key for securing their economic livelihoods and finding long-term solutions for their situation.

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