USAID launches a program in Jordan to expand non-formal education to 28 new school-based centers. The effort aims to enhance the prospects of vulnerable, out-of-school youth, both Jordanian and Syrian.
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Jordan and Lebanon have opened their doors to Syrians fleeing conflict in their home country, and USAID is helping these generous neighbors of Syria manage the added needs for housing, education and other vital services.
Despite a strong desire to help, Jordanians are understandably concerned about the resources required to support their needs.
In a neighborhood of growing instability, time and time again Jordan has been a steadfast partner in the years. It is vitally important the United States assist Jordan to stand firm and maintain a strong economy in the face of regional uncertainty.
The crisis in Syria presents humanitarian, developmental and demographic challenges particularly for women and children, who have been exposed to serious risks while fleeing their homes, in camps, and in unfamiliar countries’ cities and towns. Two USAID leaders recently visited Jordan and Turkey and returned with stories of great adversity and but also of hope.