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Waste management in Zaatari refugee camp / Mafraq-Jordan

Aljaradin, Mohammad LU and Persson, Kenneth M LU (2016) 10th international conference of establishment of cooperation between companies and institutions in the Nordic countries, the Baltic region and the world
Abstract
Jordan population have increased 3 million in the last five years. 1.5
Million are refugees from Syria. 800 thousand are inside refugee
camps in the northern part of Jordan. 100 thousand are situated in
Zaatari camp which is located 10 kilometres east of Mafraq city. This
enormous influx increased solid waste volume generated by 480 tons
daily. The additional waste generation has exacerbated pre-existing
pressures on waste management, in which service capacities in
northern municipalities were already exceeded, funding already fell
short of need, and collection supplies were already inefficient. USAID
estimated the total fiscal cost for municipal governments originating
from the Syrian refugee crisis... (More)
Jordan population have increased 3 million in the last five years. 1.5
Million are refugees from Syria. 800 thousand are inside refugee
camps in the northern part of Jordan. 100 thousand are situated in
Zaatari camp which is located 10 kilometres east of Mafraq city. This
enormous influx increased solid waste volume generated by 480 tons
daily. The additional waste generation has exacerbated pre-existing
pressures on waste management, in which service capacities in
northern municipalities were already exceeded, funding already fell
short of need, and collection supplies were already inefficient. USAID
estimated the total fiscal cost for municipal governments originating
from the Syrian refugee crisis amounted to around $25.4 million in
2013 and $33.0 million in 2014. The main problem in the camps
nowadays that people live under very bad conditions and the
generated waste is creating environmental and health problems.
Different organization together with Jordanian government work to
find solution to these problems. Unfortunately these efforts is
restricted by the limitation of funding.
According to the political and economical situation the crises will not
be solved and refugees will not return back home soon. Thus, these
campus are gradually evolving into a permanent settlement. Proper
waste management is critical to preserving refugees’ health and wellbeing
and to protect the environment. The aim of this paper is to
identify the challenges facing waste management in Zaatari camp.
Furthermore, to suggest proper solution through comparing different
waste management solutions considering the existing waste
management in Mafraq area. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Jordan population have increased 3 million in the last five years. 1.5<br/>Million are refugees from Syria. 800 thousand are inside refugee<br/>camps in the northern part of Jordan. 100 thousand are situated in<br/>Zaatari camp which is located 10 kilometres east of Mafraq city. This<br/>enormous influx increased solid waste volume generated by 480 tons<br/>daily. The additional waste generation has exacerbated pre-existing<br/>pressures on waste management, in which service capacities in<br/>northern municipalities were already exceeded, funding already fell<br/>short of need, and collection supplies were already inefficient. USAID<br/>estimated the total fiscal cost for municipal governments originating<br/>from the Syrian refugee crisis amounted to around $25.4 million in<br/>2013 and $33.0 million in 2014. The main problem in the camps<br/>nowadays that people live under very bad conditions and the<br/>generated waste is creating environmental and health problems.<br/>Different organization together with Jordanian government work to<br/>find solution to these problems. Unfortunately these efforts is<br/>restricted by the limitation of funding.<br/>According to the political and economical situation the crises will not<br/>be solved and refugees will not return back home soon. Thus, these<br/>campus are gradually evolving into a permanent settlement. Proper<br/>waste management is critical to preserving refugees’ health and wellbeing<br/>and to protect the environment. The aim of this paper is to<br/>identify the challenges facing waste management in Zaatari camp.<br/>Furthermore, to suggest proper solution through comparing different<br/>waste management solutions considering the existing waste<br/>management in Mafraq area.},
  author       = {Aljaradin, Mohammad and Persson, Kenneth M},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {11},
  title        = {Waste management in Zaatari refugee camp / Mafraq-Jordan},
  year         = {2016},
}