Tag: Refugees

Venture Explains: The Schengen Agreement

What is it? The Schengen agreement, named after the village in Luxembourg where it was signed in 1995, allows for passport-free travel through 26 European countries, including most members of the EU. What did it help achieve? The agreement succeeded…

Jordanian Designer Creates Next-Gen Refugee Tent

With millions in the region displaced due to ongoing conflicts in countries like Syria, the question of how best to shelter refugees from the elements has become more pressing than ever. Jordanian designer Abeer Seikaly believes she has an answer…

Syrian Refugees: Should they Work?

With no quick end in sight for the Syrian conflict, pressure is growing on Jordan to allow refugees greater access to its job market. But such a move is likely to be fraught with social and economic complications. By Elisa…

A Necessary Loan

As Jordan’s $2 billion dollar stand-by arrangement with the world’s lender of last resort comes to an end, the International Monetary Fund’s mission chief for Jordan Kristina Kostial said the Kingdom has by and large stuck to its promise of…

Fund Activates JD25 Million for Renewable Energy Projects

The Jordan Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Fund (JREEEF) said it has given the green light for the disbursement of JD25 million to provide financial and technical assistance to sustainable energy projects through to 2018. The fund, which is a branch…

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UNHCR Launches Fundraising Campaign for Syrian Refugees in Jordan

The UNHCR has launched a major campaign during the holy month of Ramadan to raise funds to help some of the most vulnerable Syrian refugee families in Jordan. In less than 48 hours, the “LIFELINE” campaign managed to raise $1,600,000,…

World Refugee Day: Standing Together

With its long and proud history of taking in the displaced and dispossessed, Jordan has more reason than most to mark World Refugee Day on June 20. World Refugee Day once again gives us the opportunity to reflect on the…

World Refugee Day: Standing Together

With its long and proud history of taking in the displaced and dispossessed, Jordan has more reason than most to mark World Refugee Day on June 20. World Refugee Day once again gives us the opportunity to reflect on the…

Let them Work

Syrians in Jordan could make a huge contribution to the Kingdom’s economy, if only we would let them. By Yusuf Mansur Jordan is hosting around 1.4 million Syrians, almost half of whom are registered as refugees. They can’t remain refugees…