Through its coordination office in Amman, ACTED is working in Jordan to meet the needs of the refugee populations in the country, with a shift from lifesaving activities to long-term livelihoods programming. ACTED also provides support to Jordanian host populations and local actors, also affected by the challenges faced by the country, ensuring all can access basic services. In Za’atari camp, Azraq camp and Mafraq, ACTED teams play a key role in the management and coordination of refugee camps, support to informal tented settlement populations and provide emergency assistance to ensure people's access to food, water and hygiene and sanitation facilities.
Jordan hosts the second largest share of refugees compared to its population in the world. The influx of over 671,000 Syrian refugees since 2011 has exacerbated Jordan’s severe economic and environmental challenges. With only 38% of its population economically active, Jordan also has the lowest labour market participation rate in the world.
While the humanitarian community has made significant steps to cover the immediate needs of vulnerable refugees and Jordanians alike, more work is needed to support local development.
While the need for emergency aid decreased across Jordan in 2018, those living in refugee camps and informal settlements still rely on humanitarian relief to meet basic their needs. In 2018, over 81,000 people benefitted from ACTED’s WASH assistance in Za’atari and Azraq refugee camps as well as vulnerable persons living in nearby communities. ACTED also supported almost 4,000 people with income generation activities, and reached 30 civil society organisations with capacity development trainings.
ACTED also supports the Jordanian government’s development strategies through generating livelihood opportunities, capacity building of local stakeholders, and rehabilitation of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) infrastructure.
In parallel, ACTED is leveraging eight years of in-country experience and placing partnerships with local stakeholders and the needs of local communities at the centre of its work, contributing to building the resilience of vulnerable refugee and host community members.
Waste to (Positive) Energy
WASH Community Mobilization, Zaatari Camp
Sustainable waste management in the city of Sahab
Access to safe drinking water for communities in northern Jordan
Protection of Water Dams in Jordan through labor-intensive Activities
Providing sustainable work opportunities to refugees and vulnerable Jordanians in the agricultural sector in Jordan
Improvement of Green Infrastructures in Jordan through Labor-Intensive Measures (CfWGI)
Enhancing WASH infrastructure for vulnerable and specific need high need residents in Azraq Refugee Camp
Assistance to Syrian Refugees in Jordan through unconditional resource transfers
Provision of WASH services and infrastructure in Za’arti
Public Authority and Legitimacy Making (PALM) – host-refugee relations in urban Jordan and Lebanon
Strengthening civil society networks through improved coordination systems
Reducing erosion in northern Jordan through employment-intensive measures
Enhancing livelihoods opportunities for Jordanian and Syrian refugee women in Jordan
Reducing erosion in northern Jordan and preventing floods in Za’atari Camp through employment-intensive measures
Providing sustainable work opportunities to Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanians in the agricultural sector in northern Jordan
Providing Lebanese and Jordanian communities hosting Syrian refugees with improved WASH infrastructure and facilities at community, institution, and household level