REPORT: WHAT IS AN ITS

For Syrian refugees who are unable or unwilling to reside in the large refugee camps of Zaatari and Azraq, who lack documentation or are unable to afford regular housing solutions within host communities, Informal Tented Settlements (ITS) built on private land have become the default option.

Thousands of people (there are no official figures or estimates) live in these conditions, often paying their landlords with daily work in agriculture. People living in ITS have limited access to food, water, sanitation, health, education, and other essential services. For this reason INTERSOS’ DG ECHO funded program in Jordan has concentrated efforts towards supporting Syrian Refugees living in ITS, particularly the most vulnerable, such as women and children.