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Since the start of the Syria crisis. Jordan has taken in thousands of families fleeing violence.

600,000 people have registered as refugees in Jordan. Around half of them are children, hundreds of whom who have arrived alone and vulnerable. We’re working in refugee camps and communities across Jordan to help ensure they receive food, protection and education.

Less than half of Syrian refugee children in Jordan are in education. Girls are at risk of early or forced marriage as a result of poverty and the fear of sexual violence. And many children are struggling to come to terms with the horrors they witnessed in Syria.

Two Syrian refugees in a camp in Jordan

Our teams have reached more than half a million Syrian children in Jordan with vital help.

In Za’atari, the largest refugee camp, we’re distributing hundreds of tons of bread each month, and providing food vouchers for thousands of families.

And we’re working with the World Food Programme to ensure families have essential supplies, such as lentils, rice and vegetable oil.

To help children return to learning, we’re also running education programmes and safe spaces.

We’re helping schools and community organisations to integrate refugee children. And we’re giving specialist support to children who have been traumatised by their experiences.

Page last updated in January 2022.

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