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Poverty Line

85 Percent of Syrian Refugee Children Live Below Poverty Line – UNICEF

Eighty-five percent of registered Syrian refugee children live below the poverty line in Jordan, a new UNICEF report has found. “Syrian refugee families living in host communities in Jordan are increasingly struggling to meet their basic needs, including educating and…

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Onsite Daycare Center Opens for Landmark Hotel Employees

The Landmark Hotel in Amman has become the first hotel in Jordan to open an onsite daycare center for its employees. The establishment of the facility aims to minimize pressure on employees, particularly working mothers, by providing them with the…

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Oasis500 holds first GIST Hub Meetup

Oasis500 held its first GIST Hub meetup last month after signing with VentureWells, a US State Department initiative to empower young innovators through networking, skills building, mentoring, and access to finance. As a new member of the GIST network, Oasis500…

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U.S. Boosts Aid to Jordan

The US government has decided to give Jordan $1.275 billion annually until 2022 – an increase of $275 million per year on the current level of assistance it provides to the Kingdom, a key regional ally said. “This is a…

eID

Jordan’s new national electronic ID receives recognition

The new national electronic ID (eID) in Jordan was recognized as the industry’s best ID document in the recent High Security Printing EMEA, annual awards event in Poland. The presentation was made by Reconnaissance, organizers of the High Security Printing…

messages

Businesses Get the Message

The arrival of WhatsApp for businesses is the strongest signal yet that messages through messaging platforms could soon replace email as the main way to communicate in the world of work. Email has only been around for about three decades,…

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King Due at Iraq Reconstruction Conference

HM King Abdullah is due to attend an international conference in Kuwait this month focused on reconstructing parts of Iraq devastated by the war against Islamic State. Donor countries and organizations are expected to announce financial contributions at the two-day…

Refugees

Recognizing new ways to respond to refugees

At its second annual Innovate for Refugees competition in Amman in January, the MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) awarded a total of $100,000 to five teams of entrepreneurs that presented innovative solutions to problems encountered by displaced people.  “There are people…

Flydubai

Flydubai Launches Aqaba-Dubai Route in June

Flydubai will begin flying four times a week between Dubai and Aqaba from June 16. The low-cost carrier announced the new route alongside a new service connecting Dubai with the Greek city of Thessaloniki. “We are looking forward to the…