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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.  

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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.

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LS: Syria Crisis Box 5

Press Release

"Words alone are not enough.”

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The Emerging Refugee Crisis in Syria

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.

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CARE President Dr. Helene D. Gayle Sees Faces of Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan

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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.

Jordan: CARE Presses for Greater Support for Syrian Refugees Living in Urban Centers

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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.

Humanitarian NGOs: Fund Syria Response Now Before It's Too Late

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(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.

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