Refugee numbers have grown to the extent that Syrian refugees account for roughly 10% of the population of Jordan. Coping behaviour varies between camp and non-camp refugees. Those in host communities resort to more severe coping strategies, most likely because beneficiaries in Za’atri camp receive services free of charge. According to WFP monitoring, the most recurring consumption-based coping strategy is the reliance on less preferred and less expensive food. Many adults also restrict their own consumption in order to feed small children.
The year-on-year variation of the consumer price index in Jordan ranged between 5% and 5.5%.