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.


Women's economic empowerment

Watch this short video following a day in the life of Ethar, project manager with CARE Jordan of a women's economic empowerment programme implemented by CARE in partnership with the H&M Foundation:

About CARE

Founded in 1945 to send 'CARE packages' to people recovering from war, we have been fighting poverty in the world’s poorest countries for 70 years.

CARE's reach

We work in 79 developing countries, saving lives in emergencies and finding long-term solutions to poverty for millions of people every year.

Our mission

We empower women and girls to fulfil their potential – because when one woman is helped out of poverty, she brings her family and community with her.

Your support

Your support is what makes our poverty-fighting work possible. You can trust us to spend our funds wisely and effectively to help people in need.