Jordan Refugee Response - Vulnerability Assessment Framework

Washington, K. et al.
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Date published
30 May 2015
Research, reports and studies
Needs assessment, Forced displacement and migration, Targeting, Identification and Profiling

Humanitarian assistance is a crucial element in the welfare of many refugee households in Jordan. The expansion of the response to include longer term, resilience based strategies, led by the Government of Jordan through the Jordan Response Plan (JRP), is also an important step in strengthening both Jordanian and refugee communities’ capacities to cope with the crisis.

In parallel, humanitarian agencies are committed to ensuring that assistance is efficient and effective, targeting the most vulnerable areas and households. To facilitate this targeting, the humanitarian community in Jordan has developed the Vulnerability Assessment Framework (VAF). The VAF process has been designed to identify and track the multi-sectoral vulnerabilities of Syrian non-camp based refugees registered with UNHCR in Jordan. This report explains the purpose, process and structure of the VAF, and in particular outlines the results of the Baseline Survey, applying the vulnerability models developed to the surveyed Syrian refugee population.