People Helped in 2018: 52,805
Eight years after the start of the Syrian conflict, more than 1.3 million Syrians have sought refuge in Jordan, straining the Jordanian economy and its infrastructure. There are 671,047 registered refugees and about 83% of them live outside of refugee camps. The challenge is therefore to give refugees access to basic livelihoods and to offer support to host communities for their immediate needs. As the Syrian crisis continues and the influx of refugees has stabilized, national policies aim to put long-term solutions in place. In response to this crisis, the Jordanian Government has adopted a resilience-based approach in its response plan.
In 2018, our mission in Jordan saw an increase in human resources, as well as the scope of its action. In December, we opened a new base in Madaba, in the south of the country. Its first project is an integrated one-year project in water, hygiene and sanitation, as well as food security and livelihoods.
By strengthening the institutional capacity of local and national partners, we aim to help increase the resilience of vulnerable Syrian and Jordanian refugees. Action Against Hunger is recognized as the major player in the water, sanitation, and hygiene sector, and we are also contributing our expertise to mental health and child care practices. In addition, we have established "Cash for Work" and waste management programs to improve livelihoods.