Tag: Middle East

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…

daycare

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…

technology sector

Women in tech

Although women are still facing major challenges in Jordan’s information and communications technology sector, they are upbeat about their future prospects. By Cesilia Faustina Tamara Abdul Jaber, the founder of ICT consulting firm Palma Consulting, summs up her view of…

women of Jordan

Women of Jordan: Nour Jarrar

Women of Jordan – Part Three Nour Jarrar was sure that one day she would head a bank. She realized this dream at the beginning of 2018 when she was appointed CEO of CitiBank N.A. after spending more than 14…

UN official

Sara Ferrer Olivella

Sara Ferrer Olivella took up her role as the UNDP country director for Jordan at the start of 2017. The UN official was the regional advisor for the UNDP in New York prior to moving to the Kingdom. She says…

Omar Razzaz

A streamlined approach to tackling Jordan’s economic challenges

Last month’s cabinet reshuffle seems to finally acknowledge that tackling Jordan’s big economic challenges will require focused and unified strategizing. By Khalid W. Wazani One of the most important changes to occur in the latest cabinet reshuffle was the appointment…

cancer

Cutting cancer care: An unhealthy decision

The government’s move to cut back on cancer care to save money is yet another slap in the face for everyday Jordanians, many of whom are already struggling under a controversial austerity program. By Osama Al Sharif As if the…

transport services

A modern public transport system or a driving distraction?

The Prime Minister was mistaken to assert we have to first dramatically reduce our reliance on cars before we can begin developing a modern public transport system. In a recent televised interview, Prime Minister Hani al-Mulki provided some interesting insights…

Lada

Lada 4X4 Urban: An attainable adventure

Lada is relaunching its iconic cheap and cheerful off-roader in the Middle East. By Gaith Madadha Russian automaker Lada has returned to regional markets including the UAE and Jordan in recent months. Its small, iconic off-roader remains the star player…