June 2012 through March 2014
More than 2.8 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 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.
LS: Syria Crisis Box 5
"Words alone are not enough.”
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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.
Migrating to the Sun
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.
(June 7, 2013) - A group of 21 international aid agencies working in six countries directly affected by the Syrian crisis calls on the international community to dig deep and be generous in responding to the UN's new Syria and refugee response appeals, being launched today.
While the priority must be to find a political solution to the Syrian crisis, the need for humanitarian aid keeps spiralling as the conflict escalates and threatens stability in neighboring countries, the members of the Syria INGO Regional Forum (SIRF) said today.
Long-term vision and committed funding urgently needed from international community as flow of Syrian refugees continues.
(June 20, 2013) - The number of Syrian refugees will pass the 2 million mark within the next nine weeks*, a coalition of 18 aid agencies working in six countries directly affected by the Syrian crisis, warned today.
Baseline Assessment of Community-Identified Vulnerabilities among Syrian Refugees living in Irbid, Madaba, Mufraq, and Zarqa
CARE calls for peaceful political resolution to the conflict
The threat of international military action in Syria has caused a sudden, significant increase in the number of Syrian refugees fleeing to neighboring countries, stretching already limited humanitarian aid resources. CARE is concerned a further escalation of violence will worsen the already dire humanitarian crisis in the region and have serious consequences for millions of civilian non-combatants.
CARE responds to dozens of disasters each year, reaching approximately 12 million people through our emergency programs.