There are ten recognized Palestine refugee camps throughout Jordan, which accommodate nearly 370,000 Palestine refugees.
Palestinian families taking shelter in AlHadiqa refugee camp, in Ar-Ramtha city, situated in the far northwest of Jordan, continue to appeal for urgent humanitarian action in response to the squalid conditions they have been enduring in the camp as a result of the lockdown measures slapped in the area to help fight the novel coronavirus.
Activists said the residents have been denied free access out of and into the area due to the quarantine imposed on the camp for over five months. Returnees are systematically quarantined for over 20 days.
A Palestinian refugee woman compared the camp to an open-air prison, saying she has not been able to see her siblings for months.
The poor healthcare services and the absence of medicines and medical equipment have made the situation worse.
More than 2 million Palestine refugees registered with UNRWA live in Jordan.
There are ten recognized Palestine refugee camps throughout the country, which accommodate nearly 370,000 Palestine refugees. Jordan hosts the largest number of Palestine refugees of all of the UNWRA fields.
The majority of Palestine refugees have sought humanitarian assistance in Jordan, where they continue to suffer from abject poverty and live in a precarious legal status.