In the last eight years, Jordan has taken in about 1.3 million Syrians, about half of whom have officially registered as refugees. Due to the large number of refugees, Jordan needs external assistance to meet its needs.
Estonian Refugee Council has been active in Jordan since 2018. We are officially registered in the country since 2020.
In Jordan, we are helping Syrian refugees and vulnerable local groups to cope more independently by providing entrepreneurship training and start-up grants to help them start sustainable businesses, as well as offering a comprehensive mentoring program. We have also established hydroponic greenhouses in the northern part of Jordan which provide dignified employment opportunities to Syrians as well as Jordanians.