Jordan

2014 Recap: A Dire Year for Syrian Refugees

CARE looks back on the last 12 months working with Syrian refugees. 

SYRIA: Images From Inside

An illustration of the life Syrian refugees left behind, images shared with CARE Syrian refugee volunteers, as captured by their family who have remained behind.

Young Voices From Syria

We asked five young Syrian refugees to share their dreams and a message to the world. What they had to say was both heartbreaking and inspiring.

More than 2.8 million people have fled the country

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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.

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Press Release

"Words alone are not enough.”

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Latest News from Jordan

Syria Crisis: Evidence of worsening conditions as Syrian refugees in Jordan run out of resources, says CARE report

Herald-Tribune: Refugees Flock to Safety in Jordan

Reporter Jessie Van Berkel of the Herald-Tribune traveled to Jordan for two weeks in August as part of a fellowship with the International Center for Journalists funded by the U.S. State Department’s Professional Fellows Program.

While visiting, she spent a day in Azraq Refugee Camp examining the conditions for Syrian refugees. 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 2.8 million refugees scattered in the region is growing more dismal by the day.

11/25/14

It's Time to Stop Digging Graves for Our Daughters

At the age of 22, Mariam[1] survived a rape, and thought her life was over.

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11/14/14

International Children’s Day: Investing in a refugee child’s future means investing in Syria’s future

Salam Kanaan, Country Director of CARE Jordan, writes about the daily struggle of refugee children in Jordan who have to work to make ends meet.



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10/27/14

Half a Year on Azraq Camp

The wind had really picked up and I started to shiver. The desert seemed to be hell-bent on showing its inhospitable face.

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In Syria and Neighboring Countries “winter puts Syrian families at risk of disease and death”

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AMMAN - As another harsh winter season approaches in the Middle East, CARE International calls for the immediate release of further funding to support millions of people caught up in the conflict in Syria and in neighbouring countries.

10/7/14

Daily Struggle of Syrian Refugee Girls

The crisis in Syria is in its fourth year now.

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10/7/14

“Girls my age should be wearing school uniforms, not wedding dresses”

When Muzoon,16, reached Zaatari refugee camp, she thought that her life had come to an end.

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10/4/14

A Wish Come True

The 4th of October marks the first day of "Eid el Adha", a national holiday in Lebanon which is also celebrated by millions of Muslims across the  world.

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10/3/14

The Families Behind The Frontline

The tension on the streets of the southern Turkish border town of Suruç, is evident by the number of tanks rolling heavily through the town.

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