Jordan – Assisting refugees
661,000 Syrian refugees live in Jordan.
78% of these refugees live below the poverty line.
Women and children are particularly vulnerable.
Between Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Israel, and the Palestinian autonomous territories lies the small and politically stable Kingdom of Jordan. Over the past 70 years, it has been the destination of many displaced persons. Since 2000, the population has nearly doubled from 5 million to over 10 million.
Since 2011, over 660,000 Syrians and tens of thousands of Iraqis have been registered as refugees in Jordan. The war and exodus have left them with physical and psychological wounds. The Covid-19 crisis has hit the most vulnerable families hard. A severe lockdown at the onset of the crisis meant that many families lost their source of income.
The focus of our work
We work with 12 local partners in Jordan, such as neighborhood centers, schools, and churches. Our projects are mainly aimed at Syrian refugees. However, local Jordanians in need, as well as other refugee groups, also benefit from them. With our projects, we offer families in need new perspectives on life and opportunities to mitigate the negative consequences of the refugee experience.