Jordan

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Country Info

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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Our Work in Jordan

Child Poverty

Half of all children live in poverty, spending their formative years struggling to survive.  

Market Access

More inclusive markets and access can help poor people improve their lives.

Microfinance

There’s a “savings revolution” taking place in many developing countries.

Poverty & Social Justice

Everyone in the world has the right to a life free from poverty, violence and discrimination.

Violence Against Women

Gender-based violence is one of the most pervasive and yet least-recognized human rights abuses.

Why Women & Girls?

Why does CARE fight global poverty by focusing on women and girls? Because we have to.

LS: Syria Crisis Box 5

Press Release

"Words alone are not enough.”

LS: Syria Crisis Box 6 Women Children

Syrian Humanitarian Crisis Growing More Dire

More than three years after the start of the Syrian war, the humanitarian plight of more than 6 million people displaced inside Syria and the 2.5 million refugees scattered in the region is growing more dismal by the day and is currently considered the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. In the latest sign of the increasingly troubled outlook, a new refugee camp is scheduled to open in Jordan later this spring. The new Azraq camp is expected to relieve some of the pressure from the sprawling Za’atari camp.

Urban Syrian Refugees Struggle to Make Ends Meet in Jordan

CARE releases new study on situation of urban refugees

 

AMMAN, Jordan (April 15, 2014) Half a million Syrian refugees living in urban areas in Jordan are struggling more than ever to cope with inadequate housing, high debts, rising costs of living and educational challenges for their children, CARE I has found in a new study.

Interview: “Urban refugees are struggling more and more to survive”

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Half a million Syrian refugees living in urban areas in Jordan are struggling more than ever to cope with inadequate housing, high debts, rising costs of living and educational challenges for their children, CARE International has found in a new study.

Beatrix Bücher, who led CARE’s new assessment on the situation of urban refugees, talks about the biggest needs of refugees, the situation of women and children and refugees’ relationship with Jordanian host communities.

CARE Stands Up — and Runs — to Spotlight Shocking Syrian Crisis at Three-Year Mark

CARE team runs “Dead 2 Red Marathon” for those displaced by marathon crisis in Syria

AMMAN (March 10, 2014) — From a mega-marathon in Jordan to a candlelight vigil in Washington, D.C., CARE is joining efforts around the world this week to raise awareness and support for the more than 9 million Syrians who remain in urgent need of assistance three years after their country erupted into conflict.

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