people live in Jordan


of the population are refugees from Syria


of refugees are hosted by local communities, not refugee camps


of Syrian refugees in Jordan are children

About Jordan

Jordan has become a place of refuge, and has officially taken in around 680,000 registered Syrian refugees. The majority of them have settled in local communities, outside of the formal refugee camps.

How we do it

Psychosocial Support

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Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

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Our Work in Jordan

Tearfund has been working through partners in Jordan since the start of the Syrian refugee crisis. We are committed to supporting both refugees and their host communities. To achieve this we work with local organisations, building their capacity to deliver effective and efficient responses to the substantial need.

Our partners have also supported the Jordanian communities that have been hosting refugees.

More recently, as the conflict continues and the number of new refugees slows, our response has turned to longer-term support. Through our partners we have been providing opportunities for people to talk and work through their traumatic experiences to help them recover emotionally and mentally.



women and girls have received psychosocial support and healthcare.


Syrian men have benefited from holistic exercise, health and well-being courses.


kindergartens have been set up, delivering preschool education and trauma care for 300 Syrian refugee children.


individuals have received support to meet their basic needs.

Stories from Jordan

Where we're working