Tag: Zaatari

Making the Pledges Count

Jordan was thrown a lifeline at February’s international donor conference for Syrian refugees. But for the billions of dollars pledged to make a lasting impact, they must be spent on genuine long-term economic development. By Osama Al Sharif We could all…

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Rethinking Relief

As part of efforts to make the Syrian refugee response more sustainable, the WANA Institute is throwing its weight behind a plan that promises to create thousands of jobs for Syrians and help develop Jordan’s economy at the same time. …

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WFP Launches Donation App for Refugee Children

The World Food Programme (WFP) last month launched an app that allows users to donate money to help feed thousands of Syrian refugee children in Jordan. Through the simple click of a button, users of the ShareTheMeal app have the…

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The Refugee Crisis: Don’t Forget Jordan

Europe’s refugee crisis shouldn’t blind the international community to the heavy economic toll the Syrian conflict is having on Jordan. By Khalid W. Wazani Two years ago, the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation joined forces with the United Nations…

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…

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…