CERF-funded Project


Ensure Access to Life-saving Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services for Syria Refugees in Azraq and Za’atari Camps, Jordan (20-UF-CEF-016)

Project overview

Currently, some 123,260 Syrian refugees live in camps in Jordan (76,365 refugees in Za’atari Camp, the world’s largest Syrian refugee camp; 40,403 in Azraq Camp; 6,492 in the Emirati Jordanian camp ) in addition to 597 Syrians and Palestinians living in King Abdullah Park . Refugees in Za’atari, Azraq and KAP Camps depend on UNICEF’s intervention to meet their daily basic needs in water and sanitation. UNICEF seeks support from CERF for the provision of essential Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services in Za’atari and Azraq Refugee Camps, for an estimated 116,678 Syrian refugees (76,365 in Za’atari, 40,403 in Azraq), 56 per cent of whom are children. CERF funds will support UNICEF to continue reaching all Azraq and Za’atari Camp refugees with life-saving water, sanitation and hygiene services. This includes the operation and maintenance of existing infrastructure, activities such as community mobilization, operation of the Za’atari Camp treatment plant, fees for water extraction and distribution of water, as well as monitoring of construction activities through UNICEF partners and monitoring team. If these needs are not met, the health and wellbeing of refugees in Za’atari Camp will be greatly affected. This project targets 116,679 refugees with WASH engagement.