Challenges and opportunities: Syrian refugees and the Jordanian community.
Jordan is the six highest refugee-hosting country in the world.
Well known are the pictures of Jordan’s stunning historical monuments: witnesses of rich and influential ancient empires. Also, the Jordanian hospitality and generous warmth is a known characteristic. The country hosts the second highest number (87) of refugees per 1,000 inhabitants in the world. A tremendous amount of people have fled neighboring Syria from chaos, hunger and violence.
The Jordanian government has made high efforts to provide help to these refugees, but support to cope with the situation is needed. Since the influx of Syrian refugees also causes economic problems to Jordanians, many of whom are already living below the poverty line.