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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 hosted up to 800,000 refugees fleeing violence and insecurity in Iraq between 2003 and 2009, 10,000s of whom still live in Jordan. Since 2011 until today, the country has been home to more than 660,000 refugees to date who have fled the conflict in Syria. Additionally, CARE supports refugees from other nationalities, such as Palestinians, Sudanese, and Somalians, as well as vulnerable Jordanians.

Latest News from Jordan

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The work we do in Jordan

Child Poverty

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

Access to Market

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


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.

Gender-Based Violence

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.