Jordan has one of the highest numbers of refugees per capita in the world, and welcomes millions of people from countries including Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Palestine, who are now living in camps and host communities.

The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated socioeconomic challenges for everyone, refugees and host communities alike.

Almost all refugees and over half of Jordanians report having to resort to measures such as child labour and early child marriage to cover their essential needs.

Islamic Relief began working in Jordan in 1997, with an orphan and child welfare programme. We remain committed to serving those in need in Jordan, providing emergency aid and helping them to establish livelihoods so that they can increase their food security and reduce their dependence on aid.

Read more about our work in ‘Islamic Relief Jordan’s Annual Report 2020’.

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