WASHINGTON (July 10, 2017) – A delegation of policymakers and leaders from the public and private sectors traveled to Jordan with the global poverty-fighting organization CARE to see the positive reach and scope of U.S.
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 580,000 refugees to date 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.
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AMMAN—(January 19, 2017)- The overwhelming scale, complexity and duration of the Syrian humanitarian catastrophe must not be allowed to frustrate efforts to reach everyone with the relief they need to survive and live with dignity.
AMMAN – (June 10, 2016)-- As World Day Against Child Labor falls on June 12, humanitarian organization CARE warns of the direct impact of the protracted conflict in Syria in its sixth year, particularly on the future of Syrian children, as many of them are forced into child labor
I have been in Azraq for 10 months. In Syria I was married and not working but I had decided to complete my studies. I was in high school when we fled to Jordan. I had just finished high school and was about to start university.
36 year old Sana makes the scenic drive up winding mountain roads to nearby olives groves on a daily basis. But she’s not appreciating the view. Sana is hidden behind blacked out window in a crammed mini bus, and the sun hasn’t even risen yet.
Refugee life in Jordan faces a myriad of problems, and almost every single one of these is exacerbated during the winter months from November till March. Life gets harder; both for those renting small apartments in the city and the even less fortunate in the refugee camps.
“We were lucky not to lose Yaman*,” says Mayyada* of her eldest son. “He was taking care of his grandfather when a bomb fell next to the room where he had just stepped, destroying the ceiling and walls next door. It was a matter of seconds.