UNDP draws on ISACS for small arms assessment in Jordan

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The Zataari refugee camp on Jordan’s border with Syria, which formed part of the assessment mission

The ISACS Inter-Agency Support unit supported a UNDP-led community security, small arms control and criminal justice assessment mission to the Hashemite Kingdom of  Jordan on 12-24 October 2014.  

Jordan is facing enormous challenges as a consequence of the influx of refugees fleeing the fighting in Syria, with host communities in Jordan profoundly affected by palpable security concerns and the inability of State and municipal services to cater to the enlarged population in critical areas.  

Drawing on the guidance contained in various relevant ISACS modules, the assessment report included recommendations to UNDP Jordan on how best to suport the government in collecting data on small arms and armed violence, raising awareness of the risks associated with small arms in communities, strengthening and enforcing the regulation of civilian-held small arms and developing a nationally coordinated approach to addressing the problem.