Country facts

  • Population: 9.7 million
  • Number of refugees: 670,000 Syrian refugees
  • Rank in Human Development Index: 102 of 191

IRC response

  • Started work in Jordan: 2007
  • People assisted in 2018: 120,000+

Rescue stories

If the war in Syria ends ... we’ll think about going back, but for now, we have settled here in Jordan. I want to enhance our lives here. I want to keep volunteering. I want to give my children a good life and an education.
Amira looking off into the distance.
Amira volunteers with the IRC to bring lifesaving health care to fellow Syrian refugees in Jordan
Amira’s story
I want to work...on empowering women to speak up in our society where men are those who make decisions at home. I want women to be able to speak up without being afraid, say their opinions, make their own decisions.
Nour speaking.
Through the IRC's Vision not Victim program, Nour, a Syrian refugee living in Jordan, was able to envision her future as a lawyer.
Nour's story
I want to give a voice to those children who otherwise would never be heard...They are strong, amazing children and will do great things with their lives.
Mustafa Hassan smiling.
Mustafa Hassan, named one of TIME's 100 most influential people in 2015, helps children separated from their families reunite with relatives.
Mustafa's story