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

More than 7.5 Million
live there

Girls only stay in school an average of 13 years

18 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

Last Year, Save the Children...

protected 54,664
from harm

supported 59,905
in times of crisis

provided 69,161 children
with a healthy start in life

gave 68,694 children
vital nourishment

Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2015 State of the World’s Mothers report. You can access detailed data here.

Other sources as follows: Population and Life Expectancy: CIA World Factbook 2015; Human Development Rank: United Nations Development Programe 2015; Underweight Children: World Health Organization Report 2015

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