CARE’s work in Jordan
CARE began working in Jordan in 1948 to meet the needs of Palestinian refugees. Jordan continues to offer a safe haven to those fleeing conflict, and hundreds of thousands of refugees have arrived from Iraq and Syria over the last decade. Jordan has very limited resources and is one of the most water-scarce countries in the world. Unemployment is high, particularly among women, and conflicts in neighbouring countries threaten stability. We work with refugees and host communities, with a particular focus on women, girls and vulnerable families, to help them deal with the effects of conflict, economic disparity, discrimination and a fragile resource base.