The global population of refugees has surpassed 34 million, and their needs have never been greater, not only for the basic necessities of life, but also for hope and opportunities to be self-sufficient. Explore the challenges faced by refugees and find out more about the global refugee crisis.
Why World Vision is in Jordan
Refugees from the Syrian conflict are escaping into neighbouring Jordan. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reports that already more than 630,000 Syrians have sought shelter in Jordan—a number that is equal to one tenth of the country’s total population. In response to the grave humanitarian situation in Syria, to support those directly affected by the conflict as well as the increasingly overburdened host communities, World Vision began responding to the escalating needs of Syrian refugees in Jordan in May, 2013. In April 2014, Azraq, a new refugee camp, opened in the north of Jordan, and World Vision planned, built and installed the largest part of the water and sanitation infrastructure of the camp and conducted hygiene awareness sessions in schools and kindergartens. Additionally, World Vision's programmes included drainage and road works, as well as diaper/winter clothing distributions at Za'atari Refugee Camp. The majority of interventions of World Vision Jordan are now in host communities.
We never give up on people
Millions of people have been forced to flee their homes due to violence: Families escaping fighting in Iraq and Syria, caught in the conflict in South Sudan, and trapped in other dangerous situations. More than half of these refugees and displaced people are children. You can help provide critical essentials like food, shelter, and safe places for children to play and learn.
News from Jordan
Now in its 12th year, the Syrian refugee crisis is the largest refugee and displacement crisis of our time, with more than 15 million Syrians needing humanitarian aid in 2023. That’s more than half of the country’s population.
The Syrian refugee crisis remains the largest refugee and displacement crisis of our time. Let’s break this topic down — in photos and videos.
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