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Reaching children affected by the Syrian crisis

Children are disproportionately affected by conflict. Learn more about how the Syrian crisis is affecting children in Jordan and what we are doing to help. 

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Young girl shows a village how to recycle

Bayan, aged 11, is one of many children in Azraq refugee camp who have learnt how to separate waste in their shelters.

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Since the beginning of the Syrian crisis in 2011, over five million people have sought refuge in neighbouring countries, including some 670,000 Syrians who are registered as refugees in Jordan. World Vision is committed to reaching children, especially the most vulnerable, and their families to ease suffering and keep our promise to rebuild futures.

Since May 2013, we have been responding to the needs of those affected by the crisis in Jordan with remedial and early childhood education classes, psychosocial support, healthy meals for Syrian school students, rice for vulnerable Jordanian families, environmentally friendly energy solutions and rehabilitation of water & sanitation services in both schools and communities.

Helping the Most Vulnerable

The long-term psychosocial and health impacts of witnessing conflict and enduring either bombardment or relocation can ripple for generations.

Since the beginning of the humanitarian crisis in Syria, World Vision’s response has concentrated on life-saving assistance such as providing access to clean water, food and household essentials and providing psychosocial support and education for Syrian and vulnerable children from host communities. 

670,000

Number of Syrian Refugees registered in Jordan

310,000

Number of people helped by World Vision in 2018

168,000

Number of children assisted in 2018
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Jordan Response

World Vision is working across all twelve governorates (regions) in Jordan to support Syrian refugees and vulnerable host community members affected by the Syrian crisis.

Our Progress

Jordan timeline Photo March, 2011

Protests in the southern city of Dara’a marked the start of the Syrian crisis.

Jordanl timeline photo, May, 2013

World Vision begins supporting children and families affected by the Syrian crisis in Jordan.

Jordan Timeline Photo, April, 2014

Azraq refugee camp opens in Jordan.

2019
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Young girl shows a village how to recycle

Bayan, aged 11, is one of many children in Azraq refugee camp who have learnt how to separate waste in their shelters.

“A lot of countries experienced war and came out of it stronger. After war there is always peace, and we should work toward that peace,”
Emad, 17.
Jordan Early Childhood Education, putting children first

Putting children first: toward a brighter future for Syrian children