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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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Child Poverty

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

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Violence Against Women

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

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LS: Syria Crisis Box 5

Press Release

"Words alone are not enough.”

LS: Syria Crisis Box 6 Women Children

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CARE calls for more funding for the ever increasing needs of Syrian refugees and host communities

AMMAN, Jordan - The registration of the three millionth Syrian refugee must be a wake-up call for the international community, says CARE, one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations.

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Hani is eleven years old. For the past two weeks he has been working in a vegetable store in Mafraq.

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Hazan has fled from Syria a few days ago. Now she volunteers in CARE’s community center in Azraq.

CARE helped Somali children write letters to Syrian children

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Jordan opens new camp to cope with increasing numbers of Syrian refugees

Azraq, Jordan - The Government of Jordan officially opened the Azraq Refugee Camp today. The camp, which is located some 100km east of Amman and 20km west of the town of Al Azraq in Zarqa Governorate, has been established to provide protection to Syrian refugees who continue to cross into Jordan in search of safety.

Three years into the conflict in Syria, more than 5 million of the country's children are living as refugees -- often in the most dire of circumstances. This week, however, some of Syria's refugee children found a wellspring of compassion from an unlikely source.

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Amman, Jordan - CARE is ready to provide much needed support to newly arrived refugees when they reach Azraq camp, Jordan’s sixth  Syrian refugee camp. Azraq camp will start receiving refugees after the 21st of April whilst the camp’s official opening day is on the 30th of April.

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.

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