Every Last Child Country Spotlight: Jordan

Save the Children is campaigning at an international and national level to achieve the greatest impact for children with the Every Last Child Campaign.

Jordan is an upper-middle income economy with a population of 6.6 million and a per capita GDP of US$ 5,422 as of 2014. Since the civil conflict in Syria started in 2011, it poses the most complex and immediate humanitarian challenge to Jordan, which is now hosting 633,644 Syrian refugees. Jordan has a long history of refugee hosting, almost 60% of Jordan’s citizens are of Palestinian origin who came as refugees during the 1948 and 1967 wars with Israel. Jordan also received several hundred thousand Iraqis in 1991 and a second wave after the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. However, the scale of displacement and the increasingly protracted nature of the Syrian crisis are having a dramatic impact on the ability of Jordan to respond effectively, putting pressure on all sectors of life, affecting the refugee population itself as well as vulnerable Jordanians.

Read the full Every Last Child campaign report here.

Published 2016-08-02

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