Youth Assessment, Zaatari and Azraq Camps, Jordan

Published 15. Jun 2017
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and REACH identified key information gaps in existing research focusing on Syrian refugee youth issues within the humanitarian response, notably regarding the extent to which youth benefit from youth-targeted programmes, and are able to utilize skills learnt to achieve personal and professional aspirations.

The primary objective of this Youth Assessment is then to inform youth programming in Jordan’s Zaatari and Azraq Camps, through a detailed understanding of the diverse range of experiences and perceptions of Syrian youth, including their perceived gaps in programming, and to identify community-sourced recommendations for improvements. In order to assess the broader landscape of YTP in the camps, youth were asked about a wide range of programmes, including formal education, sports and recreational activities and skills training. However, it is worth noting that based on findings from youth, certain types of youth programmes, notably those focusing on livelihoods and skills development, may be emphasized more than others in this report.