CARE Jordan distributes winterization assistance for 1,400 families

Amman, CARE International in Jordan started the 2018/2019 Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) designed to help Jordanians and Syrian refugees’ families.

Deputy Program Director for the Urban Refugee Protection Program Mohammed Awamreh said that the distributions will aid 1,400 Syrian and Jordanian families.

The CARE Jordan team in coordination with the Jordanian Ministry of Social Development will distribute the assistance in the capital Amman, Irbid, Mafraq and Zarqa Governorates in addition to Azraq town.

Awamreh noted that CARE allocated some cash winterization assistance to respond to the needs of families that might be affected by the consequences of the harsh weather conditions in poverty pockets and areas with high concentration of refugees.

He further said that “CARE realizes the challenges that Jordan is facing this winter in light of the tough economic situation, stressing that CARE is working within a clear strategy in partnership with the Jordanian Government.

CARE began work in Jordan in 1948 to meet the needs of Palestinian refugees displaced after the creation of Israel. Currently, economic participation of women remains lower here than in other countries in the region despite comparatively higher educational attainment. Traditional values that restrict women’s rights are compounded by discrimination in the workplace. Jordan also has one of the lowest levels of water resource availability per capita in the world.

Awamreh thanked the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs for financing the program.

Source: Jordan News Agency