Ask Congress to Help Syrian Refugees in Crisis
Tell President Obama and Congress to please remember the millions of people affected by the crisis, and ask for their support today.
More than 2 million people have fled the country
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CARE began work in Jordan in 1948 to meet the needs of Palestinian refugees displaced with the creation of Israel. Currently, economic participation of women remains lower here than in other countries in the region despite comparatively higher educational attainment. Traditional values that restrict women’s rights are compounded by discrimination in the workplace. Jordan also has one of the lowest levels of water resource availability per capita in the world.
As the population doubles over the next two decades, water scarcity will become an even greater problem and will challenge farmers to improve food security through environmentally sustainable agricultural practices.
Jordan has been host to an estimated 450,000 refugees fleeing violence and insecurity in Iraq and received hundreds of thousands of refugees from the Syria conflict. We are working to meet the needs of poor farmers, women, and these refugees, all affected by conflict, economic disparity, discrimination or a fragile resource base.
From The Newsroom
Syrian refugees in Urban Jordan
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SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS
The ongoing armed conflict in Syria has affected more than 8.6 million people, including 4 million children. We’re working to help the more than 2 million Syrian refugees struggling to survive.
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CARE Jordan has a program where refugees from Iraq come together to learn literacy, form creative teams, and work with the elderly. Women are taught team-building and skills like embroidery and cooking, and create products that can be sold to help generate revenue for their family.