Jordan

Jordan Children

About Jordan

The recent influx of Iraqis into Jordan has added to the vulnerability of both Jordanian and Iraqi children and families. Save the Children has been named the Education Focal Point for Iraqis in Jordan by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and is working with the Royal Court and the Government of Jordan to ensure the protection and well being of these vulnerable children. Additionally, the country is experiencing a "youth-boomer" that is the result of decades of growth rates.

Facts About
Jordan

More than 7 Million
people
live there

The average girl stays in
school only until she's 13

19 out of 1000 children die
before their 5th birthday

A parent earns an average
of just $13 a day


Our Work

Save the Children established the Jordan field office in 1985 with a special focus on children and families. Since then, our programs have contributed to both social and economic development, and have positively impacted the lives of more than one million Jordanian women and children. Our effort to improve health care services and education and create economic opportunities for poor women have been recognized internationally and continue to result in real and lasting change for children and families.

Save the Children seeks to help displaced Iraqi children in Jordan have access to quality education and protection until it is safe for them to return home. We have developed a regional, "life-cycle" strategy addressing the educational needs of children from pre-school to early adulthood, including early childhood development, primary school education and non-formal youth education. This work benefits both Iraqi and Jordanian children.

Our Work in
Jordan

Last Year, Save the Children...

protected 40,323
children
from harm

supported 2,442,006
children
in times of crisis

provided 2,272 children
with a healthy start in life

helped 20,237 families
feed their children


Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2014 State of the World’s Mothers report. You can access detailed data here.

Other sources as follows: Population and Life Expectancy: CIA World Factbook 2014; Human Development Rank: United Nations Development Programe 2014; Underweight Children: World Health Organization Report 2014

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