What we are doing
Action Against Hunger has been working in Jordan since 2013. We are providing a range of life-saving services for Syrian refugees and their host communities in Irbid, Azraq, Ruwaished. We are working with local authorities and partners to strengthen the resilience of the Syrian refugees and the vulnerable Jordanian host communities.
Action Against Hunger is now recognised as the major player in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector but we are also contributing our expertise to mental health and child care practices. In addition, we have established "Cash for Work" and waste management programmes. Projects such as the waste management programme in Irbid, employs 1,200 refugees to collect and sort waste from the streets, empowering communities to provide for themselves. You can read more about this project on the Reuters website.
As many are traumatised by what they have seen and experienced, our teams provide psychological support to the most vulnerable children and women. This, along with nutritional advice, also boosts mothers’ ability to nurture their children in this challenging new environment. To improve families’ living conditions, we are also providing food security and livelihood support.
Our programmes in Jordan include:
- Improving access to clean water and sanitation facilities
- Psychosocial support groups
- Cash for work programmes
- Nutritional education programmes
- Screening and treating children for malnutrition