Department for International Development written question – answered on 16th February 2015.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of refugees in the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan who have been identified by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees as being in need of resettlement.

Photo of Baroness Northover Baroness Northover Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) aims to identify 6,000 refugees in Jordan for potential resettlement in 2015. Cases are identified on the basis of vulnerability. Only 15% of Syrian refugees in Jordan actually reside in a camp, and therefore UNHCR anticipates that approximately 15% of the 6,000 resettlement cases planned for 2015 will come from the camps, the largest of which is Zaatari.

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