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Jordan: WASH in Schools Infrastructure Assessment and KAP Survey, Azraq and Za’atari Overview Factsheet - September 2018

Source: REACH Initiative Country: Jordan, Syrian Arab Republic
Since 2011, a total of 671,428 Syrians have registered as refugees in Jordan with 78,994 currently registered in Za’atari camp (Mafraq governorate) and 53,782 in Azraq camp (Zarqa governorate). In both Za’atari and Azraq camps, school-aged children (5 to 17 years old) constitute the largest demographic group. As of January 2018, school-aged children made up 37% of the total population in Azraq camp , 75% of whom were reportedly attending formal schools as of March 2017.5 Similarly, in Za’atari, school-aged children constituted 33% of the population, and 75% were reportedly attending formal schools as of February 2018.6 As the lead agency for the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector in Jordan, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is also responsible for WASH infrastructure and activities in both camps. To address the information gap in knowledge of WASH infrastructure in school and student knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP), REACH conducted an assessment in partnership with UNICEF collecting data in May - June and September of 2018.

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