Ahmad is 14 years old and fled the war in Syria. He now lives with his family in Jordan, in the East Amman neighbourhood, where a large number of refugees are...Read more
Jordan is currently hosting more than 670,000 Syrian refugees, mostly concentrated in the urban and suburban areas of the capital and the north of the country, a number that constitutes about 7% of the population.
Public infrastructures and services are inadequate to support such a rapid expansion of needs, also considering the economic difficulties of the country, where the already high unemployment rate has increased to 24% in 2021, also as a result of the measures taken by the Government to limit the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
COOPI has been working in Jordan since 2017, mainly in Amman and in the North. Through interventions to promote school access, related to child protection, prevention of sexual and gender-based violence, as well as psycho-social support, it aims to mitigate the impact of the humanitarian crisis and the pandemic on both the Jordanian population and refugees. In addition, COOPI promotes social cohesion between Syrian refugees and the Jordanian community through the promotion and economic support given to community initiatives.