Jordan

Give a hand to vulnerable families in Jordan

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Where are we helping?

Jordan is a small country at the crossroads of the continents of Asia, Africa, and Europe. In 2011, the Syrian Civil War caused many people dead and displaced. A huge number of refugees fled to its neighboring countries as Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan. Jordan has accommodated exceeding 800 thousand refugees (UNICEF, 2019). The influx has a great influence on the Jordanian society and its citizens, especially vulnerable families and children in various aspects (Alshoubaki et al, 2018). 

The Jordan Branch Office of Taiwan Fund for Children and Families (TFCF Jordan) established in January 2018. It is the 6th overseas branch office of TFCF, it is also the first branch office in Middle-East. By far, TFCF is sponsoring about 1,800 children by cooperating with local community-based organizations (CBOs) in Jordan. We are conducting various programs to meet those vulnerable families’ needs. Furthermore, TFCF Jordan is also running the community sponsorship for supporting community development in two governorates, Irbid and Mafraq.

 

Why are we helping? 

Most of the refugees in Jordan are living in the host communities by renting a house or finding land to pitch tents.  Refugees who live in tents are in very bad condition. They do not have electricity or running water supplied by the government. They live in the tents that inside is very hot in summer, but cold in the winter. It sometimes leaks during the rainy season. They do not have clean water for drinking as well as for everyday use unless they buy it regularly. Furthermore, some refugee kids are not going to schools because they live far from the schools and their parents don’t care about their education. Therefore, they just stay at home most of the time.

 

How do we help?

The idea of Projects - shelter support, educational support, clean water, green energy, and vocational training.

We had an interview with one of the kids and asked him, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" He replied with a shy smile and said hesitantly, "I don't know!" We just realized some Syrian refugee kids are living without dreams and hopes.

TFCF Jordan is planning to give a hand to Syrian families living in the camps away from public services. TFCF would like to assist in providing shelters instead of the tents they reside in for the time being, as they are not convenient to live in especially during the extreme winter and summer conditions. 

We also consider supporting education for kids in the camp. Their distant location from schools prevented these kids from attending classes and dreaming about their future. Then, we realized the importance of delivering an inclusive service to this camp ranging from shelters, educational opportunities, clean water, green energy, and job opportunity generation.

 

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