Syrian Crisis in Jordan: Case Study of Hosting Community Psycho-social in Low Income areas in Amman

  • Manal Fathi Anabtawi, Dr. Department of Social Work, University of Jordan, Jordan

Abstract

This paper explores the influence that the Syrian crisis has on hosting community psycho-social in low income areas in Amman, Capital of Jordan. Case study was chosen as a design that would support a wider and in-depth exploration because it would be able to address the sensitivity of the issue; based on data from a qualitative study involving ten focus groups conducted from July to October 2017. Available reports and researches have investigated Syrian refugee needs and experiences, while few studies have explored the experiences of Jordanians in a hosting community, especially their psycho-social. In this paper, researcher argues that policy makers and service providers have to pay attention to hosting community experiences; especially their psycho-social. Paper concludes that Jordanians living in low income areas in Amman have been influenced by the Syrian crisis; suffering from  frustration and despair, fears, anger, low self-esteem and hopelessness.

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Published
2020-01-01
How to Cite
ANABTAWI, Manal Fathi. Syrian Crisis in Jordan: Case Study of Hosting Community Psycho-social in Low Income areas in Amman. Journal of Social Sciences (COES&RJ-JSS), [S.l.], v. 9, n. 1, p. 171-184, jan. 2020. ISSN 2305-9249. Available at: <http://centreofexcellence.net/index.php/JSS/article/view/jss.2020.9.1.171.184>. Date accessed: 27 jan. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.25255/jss.2020.9.1.171.184.
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