Support from the United States
Working together for children and youth in Jordan
The US State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) provides generous support to UNICEF Jordan to help children survive and thrive. PRM has been at the forefront of supporting UNICEF Jordan’s humanitarian response for Syrian refugee and host community children since the beginning of the Syrian crisis over a decade ago.
During this time, PRM has helped UNICEF to reach tens of thousands of vulnerable out-of-school children and young people with non-formal education programmes, providing much-needed opportunities to catch up with their learning and pathways back to formal education. Thanks to PRM support, UNICEF’s Hajati cash assistance programme helps the most vulnerable families with a social safety net to help keep children healthy, protected and learning.
During the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, PRM support enabled UNICEF to mobilize an urgent and agile response to help children to continue learning in classrooms and remotely in refugee camps and in the host community – including bridging the digital divide for girls and distributing data packages to the most vulnerable. UNICEF has supported the Ministry of Education to implement Learning Bridges, a blended learning programme to help one million students from Grades 4-9 recover and accelerate their learning during and after the pandemic.
PRM’s funding for UNICEF’s WASH services is providing lifesaving, clean drinking water and safe sanitation in Za’atari and Azraq refugee camps and to other vulnerable populations.
As part of the efforts by UNICEF to improve child and maternal health and nutrition, PRM has helped to provide lifesaving services to Syrian refugees in Zaatari and Azraq camps, as well as curative and restorative surgeries for children living in host communities.
Together UNICEF and the United States are working to build better futures for refugees and vulnerable host community children in Jordan