CARE Jordan organizes iftar for vulnerable Jordanians and Syrian refugees

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AMMAN — On the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan, CARE International in Jordan has organized an iftar on Wednesday for some 250 Jordanian and Syrian families who benefit from diverse CARE Jordan services, including the cash assistance and psychosocial support programs. This iftar comes as a show of appreciation for more than 2,670 disadvantaged Jordanian families and Syrian refugees during this holy month, who have already received emergency, education and shelter assistance from the organization.اضافة اعلان

The beneficiaries who received assistance were selected according to CARE's Basic Needs Assessment and the Ministry of Social Development's selection criteria. The distributions, worth JD250,670, target the most vulnerable families who reside in five governorates, namely: Amman, Zarqa, Mafraq, Irbid and Azraq town. Out of the selected families, 1,155 families will receive cash assistance and 1,519 families will receive assistance for education and shelter, with the generous support of The Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), Australian Department of Home Affairs (HA), Novo Nordisk Foundation, Austrian Development Agency (ADA), German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Olivella, Frees Foundation and the Volant Charitable Trust.

“CARE makes an additional effort to support vulnerable communities during the holy month of Ramadan to enable families to meet their urgent basic needs, access shelter and increase access to education for children who are at risk of or have already dropped out of school,” stated CARE Jordan Country Director, Ammar Abu Zayyad. “Our programs deploy different approaches to reduce the risks and occurrence of negative coping mechanisms such as child labor, early marriage, school dropouts, and/or GBV,” he added.

Over seven decades of experience, CARE Jordan has built programs that span the needs of those most vulnerable, while innovating and leading on CARE’s gender priorities. CARE’s work focuses on women and girls as a key element to effectively responding to crises and their underlying factors. CARE in Jordan today leads a unified emergency and development response to support vulnerable populations sustainably, expand effective partnerships, and enhance empowerment programming, especially for women and youth.

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