Number of people served in 2020: 5,323

Jordan continues to be a destination for refugees fleeing violence in neighbouring countries, especially Syria and Iraq. Jordan also hosts refugees from East African nations including Sudan, South Sudan, Eritrea, and Somalia. Close to 700,000 people sought international protection in Jordan in 2017.

Our work in Jordan

JRS Jordan runs two programs to support urban refugees living in the city of Amman. In the Urban Refugee Support Programme, teams of trained psychosocial case managers visit the most vulnerable refugee families. During these visits, JRS staff are able to provide accompaniment and medical referrals. The programs also distributes one-time cash assistance for basic needs. JRS Jordan also maintains three higher education centers where refugees can take courses in English, digital literacy, and psychosocial case management.  

See Our Work

Students of the advanced English language course strengthening their vocabulary in one of the JRS Higher Education Centre in Amman.
A young Somali woman at the phone in her small, one-bedroom apartment in Amman.
A JRS Jordan home visits team member walks in the streets of Amman to meet and listen to refugees and asylums seekers and assess their needs.


JRS Jordan Country Director:

Insherah Mousa 

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