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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"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

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.

3/20/14

22 hours and 23 minutes through the desert for Syria

CARE team of aid workers and volunteer refugee staff participates in “Dead to Red” marathon in Jordan and tells of their epic journey

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3/19/14

Clap along if you know what happiness is to you…

March 20th marks International Day of Happiness


There is no way to escape Pharrell Williams and his “Happy” song lately. And why should we?


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3/12/14

Dead to Red Race: I am running for my Syrian friends

By Amber Savage, Deputy Program Manager, Syrian Refugee Response February 2012-February 2014



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