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Jordan: 1. Please provide detailed information on the status of Palestinians from Gaza in Jordan, their socio-economic circumstances; the discrimination they encounter with respect to employment, access to services and property rights; and the degree of hardship faced by members this group in their day to day lives. 2. Country information suggests that Palestinians from Gaza are allowed to work in the private sector in Jordan. Please provide a realistic assessment of this proposition in the context of Jordan's official and unofficial employment rates; the level of Palestinians' participation in the private (unskilled) work force; their rate of success in finding employment, and information suggesting that between 30% and 60% of Palestinians live below poverty levels in Jordan. 3. What is the extent of assistance provided by UNRWA to Palestinians from Gaza living in Jordan? 4. Are Palestinians from Gaza prevented from obtaining driver's licenses in Jordan? 5. Are Palestinians from Gaza at risk of temporary detention or other forms of mistreatment by the Jordanian authorities due to circumstances arising out of their status, e.g. lack of access to a national ID number? 6. Is there information to suggest that the Jordanian Embassy in Australia has refused to renew temporary Jordanian passports held by Palestinians from Gaza? 7. Has the UAE passed new laws preventing Palestinians and Iraqis, particularly those holding temporary travel documents, from being able to enter the country on work visas?

1 December 2008 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

2007 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Jordan

11 March 2008 | Publisher: United States Department of State | Document type: Annual Reports

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