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.
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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.
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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.
The political and diplomatic crisis in Syria have caught the world's attention. But the continuing conflict is also producing a humanitarian crisis: millions of refugees. And the world is only now becoming aware of the scale of the problem.
The Atlanta-based relief organization CARE is again trying to help. WABE's Denis O'Hayer spoke with CARE's president and CEO, Dr. Helene Gayle.
Leader of global humanitarian organization visits CARE's work, meets Jordan's Queen Rania and Prime Minister
AMMAN (Oct. 2, 2013) - CARE President and CEO Helene D. Gayle visited Jordan this week to see firsthand the poverty-fighting organization's work with Syrian refugees and meet senior national leaders and officials.
Findings from the CARE Learning Tour to Jordan.
Record influx of refugees in January, two years after the conflict started needs are increasing
JORDAN (February 8, 2013) - After a record influx of Syrian refugees into Jordan during January, the global humanitarian organization CARE is urging more support to those refugees seeking shelter in urban centers.
(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.