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CARE started work in: 1948

Jordan ranks 102 out of 189 on the Human Development Index (HDI). Today, CARE International works at the Azraq refugee camp and focuses on natural resource management and strengthening civil society.

History of CARE International's work in Jordan

CARE International began work in Jordan in 1948 to meet the needs of Palestinian refugees displaced by the creation of Israel. Today, economic participation of women remains lower in Jordan 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 a greater problem that will challenge farmers to improve food security through environmentally sustainable agricultural practices.

What CARE International does in Jordan

CARE International works at the Azraq refugee camp to meet the needs of an estimated 35,000 refugees that have fled from Syria. It's estimated that there are hundreds of thousands of refugees in Jordan who have fled from violence and insecurity in Iraq and the Syria conflict. 

In addition to refugees, CARE International focuses on assisting poor farmers and women, all affected by conflict, economic disparity, discrimination, or a fragile resource base.
 
Our work in Jordan focuses on:

  • Natural resources management
  • Civil society strengthening
  • Women's rights
  • Refugees
     
Reach and impact data
Total participants reached in 2021
  • Direct 168,862
  • Women & girls 49%
  • Indirect 101,801
Total population impacted by end of 2021
  • All programs 25,133
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Please note that the figures in this site may not be the same as those reported to donors or host governments based on different reporting periods. CARE's international aggregated reporting mechanisms always use the Fiscal Year from July to June.

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Jordan: Abandoned by husband, persevering in refugee camp

Salam Abdel Raouf Hishmeh, 25, lived in Syria in Al Ghouta near the Damascus airport. When the Syrian war began, the airport was a recurring target, so her family feared for their safety. In 2012, they decided it was no longer safe. Salam fled across the border to Jordan with her parents and relatives. "We lost everything and couldn't take anything with us," Salam reports.

Related resources

 

CARE Jordan Annual Needs Assessment

CARE International in Jordan uses the assessment to identify, analyze, and track the needs, vulnerabilities, and coping mechanisms of refugees and host communities in Jordan.

 

Syrian Refugee Women's Roles

English: In April 2018, CARE Syria and CARE UK contracted GK Consulting LLC (US) to conduct a research study on changing gender roles and norms amongst Syrian women refugees. This research was an extension of CARE’s 2018-2019 Syria Resilience Researc