LOSS OF DOCUMENTS AT AZRAQ CAMP

The Jordanian authorities adopted a policy of invalidating the documents of the relocated individuals despite their validity and replacing them with an Azraq Camp Card, valid only for the camp. Secondary informants reported that, since December 2016, there has been a worryingly sharp rise in the practice of inactivating even the valid biometric MoI Cards.

This mechanism appears to turn regularity into irregularity, restricting the freedom of movement of Syrian refugees and leaving them with the unfortunate alternative of being stuck in camps or hiding outside them, under the constant fear of being caught again and possibly deported to Syria.