Children  Jordan Project #12595

Relief Assistance for Syrian Refugees in Jordan

by Japan Emergency NGO (JEN)


The Syrian civil war has been caused by the vast number of Syrian refugees in Jordan is more than 655,400. About 80,000 of them are living in the Za'atari Refugee Camp where the largest in Jordan is. The camp is nicknamed "Children's Camp", it is characterised by the large number of under-17 are 44,000. JEN's project has been moving into the long term empowerment for the people fled from Syria to Jordan.

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Jordan is 92% desert and the fourth most arid country in the world. It has scorching summers and winters that occasionally reach sub-zero temperature. Water supplies are limited, and frequent sandstorms sweep across the camp, causing health and hygiene problems, such as respiratory ailments and diarrhea.


JEN's priority in the camp is not only assisting to maintain the hygiene environment, but also, encouraging a community empowerment. For young people, the media projects are implemented to uphold their skills. Also, women living in the camp have been supported raising income and earnings by selling handmade crafts and setting up cleaning business.

Long-Term Impact

JEN's Za'atari operation is significant, as it is expected a long term impact. Hygiene education in schools has been carrying on. Also, psycho-social care for all ages will help to mediate the trauma. Furthermore, the training in the camp may give hopes the refugees, since they could find out a decent job in the future with peace.


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Organization Information

Japan Emergency NGO (JEN)

Location: Tokyo, n/a - Japan
Website: http:/​/​​en/​index.php
Project Leader:
Miyako Hamasaka
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Japan

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