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Shared Resilience for Syrian Refugees & Host Communities in Jordan

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Resource type:Programme/project reviews
Language:English
Keywords:Refugees/IDPs, Shelter and housing, Urban
Countries:Jordan
Agency:NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
Date published:December 2015
Pages:14pp

In Jordan NRC has been pursuing innovative programming for housing Syrian refugees which responds to short term shelter needs and helps build long term resilience for host communities. NRC’s integrated urban shelter programme works with local property owners to complete unfinished buildings where refugees can live rent free for a period of 12-24 months with security of tenure. Through the construction of new housing units, the project creates income generating opportunities for the local communities while at the same time increasing the overall housing supply. Such an approach could be a replicable model in other emergency settings and bridge the gap between humanitarian and development approaches in the shelter sector.

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