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Organisation overview: The Council of Europe is Europe's leading human rights organisation. It oversees the European Court of Human rights, which works in 47 countries across the continent.
Work in Jordan: The CoE has focused on supporting the reform of justice and created initiatives to combat violence against women and children.
Organisation overview: DG DEVCO is responsible for formulating the European Union's development policy.
Work in Jordan: The EU's bilateral assistance to Jordan under the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) will focus on three priority sectors: reinforcing the rule of law for enhanced accountability and equity in public delivery, employment and private sector development, and renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Organisation overview: The International Development Association is the World Bank's fund supporting fragile and conflict-affected states.
Work in Jordan: The Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) is supporting Jordan in its efforts to build stronger growth and foster job creation.
Organisation overview: IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all, including to migrants in need - refugees, IDPs and other victims of conflict.
Work in Jordan: IOM in Jordan works to support programmes that build the capacity of the Jordanian Government to improve migration management, and direct assistance to migrants in need.
Organisation overview: UN Women implements programmes tailored to individual countries throughout Africa. Its strategies support women's participation in decision-making, leadership development and skills training.
Work in Jordan: UN Women Jordan works in close collaboration with the government and civil society to advance the women’s national agenda, promoting women’s empowerment, women’s rights and gender equality.
Organisation overview: UNDP is the UN's key development organisation, seeking to improve lives based on its eight Millennium Development Goals.
Work in Jordan: UNDP is working towards contributing to the achievement of the national development of Jordan.
Organisation overview: UNHCR is the UN agency mandated to lead and coordinate action to protect refugees and resolve their problems worldwide.
Work in Jordan: UNHCR works with the Jordanian government to coordinate a response to the ongoing refugee crisis and help support the creation of necessary infrastructure.
Organisation overview: ACTED works to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential.
Work in Jordan: ACTED Jordan has been geared towards meeting the essential needs of refugees from Syria and hosting community programming, such as: WASH, emergency cash relief, shelter and food assistance to 245,000 individuals.
Organisation overview: The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is the global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Through an international network, ADRA delivers relief and development assistance to individuals in more than 130 countries—regardless of their ethnicity, political affiliation, or religious association.
Work in Jordan: ADRA Jordan is focused on assisting and supporting refugees from Syria through community development, distributing essentials and providing critical educational support.
Organisation overview: The Berghof Foundation supports efforts to prevent political and social violence, and to achieve sustainable peace through conflict transformation.
Work in Jordan: The Berghof Foundation's programme on Strengthening the Culture of Tolerance in Jordan works to counteract the threat of extremist ideas, particularly for younger people.
Organisation overview: CAFOD works in disaster relief and development, in particular on basic infrastructure, workers rights and advocacy towards donor governments.
Work in Jordan: CAFOD works across the Middle East to respond to natural disasters and conflicts, including the current Syrian refugee conflict, and have assisted the process of supporting refugees in Jordan.
Organisation overview: CAAT works to end the international arms trade, promoting progressive demilitarisation and ending government financial and political support for arms export.
Work in Jordan: CAAT has sales and arms data on Jordan.
Organisation overview: CARE is a leading humanitarian organisation fighting global poverty, with a special focus on working alongside poor women.
Work in Jordan: CARE work with refugees and host communities, with a particular focus on women, girls and vulnerable families, to help them deal with the effects of conflict, economic disparity, discrimination and a fragile resource base.
Organisation overview: Caritas Internationalis is a confederation of over 160 members who are working at the grassroots in almost every country of the world. It supports the poor, vulnerable and excluded, regardless of race or religion.
Work in Jordan: Caritas Jordan contributes to the fight against poverty and helps to promote development in various sectors of Jordanian society: ranging from rendering medical services to mothers and children, poverty alleviation, HIV and AIDS awareness campaigns, humanitarian assistance, social development and assisting refugees and migrants.
Organisation overview: The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a global network of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States.
Work in Jordan: Carnegie has a programme on the Middle East, including reports on Jordan and the current refugee crises, with expert opinion, research, media and events.
Organisation overview: Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States.
Work in Jordan: In Jordan, CRS works with the local Caritas to provide critical assistance to more than 57,000 Syrian and Iraqi refugees and poor Jordanians, including basic health and psychosocial services, education, shelter and non-food relief items.
Organisation overview: CHF International helps to empower young people, improve the educational system, as well as build the capacity of media and civil society to address and engage the public around social issues related to the rights of women and children.
Work in Jordan: Global Communities in Jordan aims to tackle issues such as: access to credit, economic development, civil society and child labor.
Organisation overview: Cleared Ground Demining specialises in Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) Removal, Small Arms / Light Weapons Destruction and Landmine clearance solutions.
Work in Jordan: Cleared Ground Demining, with the help of the Norwegian Government, has worked to clear the Jordan Valley of the approximate 300,000 land mines left over from the Arab/Israeli conflicts.
Organisation overview: Creative’s Community Livelihoods Project has reached more than 12.3 million beneficiaries through community-based initiatives across five sectors of economic development, agriculture, health, education and governance.
Work in Jordan: Creative in Jordan has worked to support initiatives focused on education and rural development.
Organisation overview: DRC focuses on helping people who have fled war and conflict, persecuted because of their race, religion, nationality, political conviction or social affiliation.
Work in Jordan: Since mid-2012, DRC has been active in a multi-sector Syrian response with funding from ECHO, DFID, BPRM, Politiken, Sida, DANIDA, OCHA-ERF, and more recently CIC, DFATD and EuropeAid.
Organisation overview: The German Adult Education Association works to support projects in Germany and around the world.
Work in Jordan: DVV International in Jordan supports the development of educational curricula, trains teachers to become certified professionals, establishes adult education centres, and provides education for Syrian refugees.
Organisation overview: With a particular focus on connecting young people in the United States and Arab and Muslim world, Empower Peace uses the latest technology to break down misconceptions and build meaningful relationships and skills.
Work in Jordan: Empower Peace, through the Global Village initiative, concentrate on giving the next generation the tools and opportunities to make a difference today. They have recently brought together over a dozen NGOs operating in Jordan and over 200 Jordanian youth for a unique volunteerism and civic engagement fair.
Organisation overview: FES is committed to social democracy and aims to promote these values by offering political education, promoting and deepening democracy, defending freedom and human rights, facilitating development and social justice, promoting security and gender equality and contributing to international dialogue
Work in Jordan: The activities of FES in Jordan aim at promoting democracy and political participation, supporting progress towards social justice and gender equality as well as at contributing to ecological sustainability and peace and security in the region.
Organisation overview: GPPAC is a member-led network of civil society organisations active in the field of conflict prevention and peacebuilding across the world.
Work in Jordan: GPPAC's partner organisation in Jordan is Action on Societal Violence - KAFA.
Organisation overview: Handicap takes action in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster.
Work in Jordan: Handicap International has been supplying relief to Syrian refugees in Jordan since the summer of 2012, with a special emphasis on helping those with disabilities and serious injuries.
Organisation overview: The International Crisis Group conducts independent research and analyis on conflicts around the world.
Work in Jordan: The ICH has a range of reports and research on Jordan.
Organisation overview: IFRC is a worldwide humanitarian organisation providing assistance without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions.
Work in Jordan: Jordan Red Crescent is currently working to support those affected by the Syrian refugee crisis, provide psychological support, and support youth.
Organisation overview: International Relief and Development works in international development and humanitarian assistance in over 40 countries.
Work in Jordan: IRD in Jordan has worked to support and assist Syrian and Iraqi refugees entering and living in the country.
Organisation overview: The IRC responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives.
Work in Jordan: The IRC in Jordan runs centers for women and girls in northern Jordan that offer skills trainings, counselling and recreational activities, and cash assistance. In addition, they providing temporary care and shelter in refugee camps and run mobile health clinics for refugees and vulnerable Jordanians.
Organisation overview: IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change
Work in Jordan: IREX has initiated the following programmes in Jordan: Community Solutions, International Leaders in Education Program (ILEP), Media Sustainability Index (MSI) - Middle East & North Africa, Takamol – Jordan Gender Program, Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA).
Organisation overview: Islamic Relief is an independent humanitarian and development organisation with a presence in over 40 countries around the globe.
Work in Jordan: Islamic Relief provides sponsorship programmes for orphans as well as carrying out seasonal Ramadan and Qurbani projects, and provides essential support to Syrian and Palestinian families living as refugees in Jordan.
Organisation overview: Kvinna till Kvinna conducts projects that promote women’s health, esteem, self-reliance and participation in building democratic societies. It also conducts research and raises awareness of peaceful conflict resolution issues.
Work in Jordan: Kvinna till Kvinna's partner organisations work with men’s violence against women, and seek to strengthen women’s status and increase their participation in politics and society at large.
Organisation overview: Medecin sans frontieres is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare.
Work in Jordan: MSF has created a reconstructive surgery programme in Jordan, provides support and aid for Syrian refugees, and runs a maternity hospital in northern Jordan that provides free healthcare to meet the needs of Syrians and vulnerable Jordanians.
Organisation overview: Mercy Corps is an international development organisation that helps people around the world survive and thrive after conflict, crisis and natural disaster.
Work in Jordan: Mercy Corps works to help meet the immediate needs of vulnerable Syrian refugees, support local communities to mitigate tensions over scarce resources, and improve water infrastructure to better serve the increasing population.
Organisation overview: The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent, humanitarian, non-profit, non-governmental organisation that provides assistance, protection and durable solutions to refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide.
Work in Jordan: NRC provides unique, effective and innovative shelter solutions, both in camp settings and host communities, and works to ensure that quality education is delivered to Syrian refugee children.
Organisation overview: Partners for Democratic Change International is a global partnership of organisations that work to advance civil society, good governance and a culture of change and conflict management worldwide.
Work in Jordan: PDCI's partner organisation in Jordan is Partners-Jordan Center for Civic Collaboration.
Organisation overview: Pax Christi works on a variety of issues in human rights, human security, disarmament, de-militarisation, just world order, religion and violent conflict.
Work in Jordan: Pax Christi's member organisation in Jordan is the Arab Women Media Center.
Organisation overview: PeaceWomen is a programme of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), the longest-standing women’s peace organisation in the world. It was founded in 2000 to strengthen women’s rights and participation in international peace and security efforts.
Work in Jordan: WILPF's MENA Project works together with Jordan-based NGO Arab Women Organization of Jordan (AWO). They work on developping women’s rights, peace and security.
Organisation overview: RI dedicates itself to seeking and addressing the long-term developmental needs of its beneficiaries even while in the emergency phase. The agency recognizes that disasters have the most negative impact on the lives of the poor; yet disasters, and especially the movement of the populations, can also bring about unexpected, positive social change. This context can therefore serve as a window of opportunity for eradicating poverty and social injustice.
Work in Jordan: Besides providing emergency relief and programme services to vulnerable communities in Jordan, RI has increased its refugee response, providing needed services in education, water and sanitation hygiene, and non-food items distribution.
Organisation overview: Save the Children works to save children's lives, fight for their rights, and help them to fulfil their potential.
Work in Jordan: Save the Children is coordinating with UN agencies, governmental bodies, INGOs and local partners in Jordan to better respond to the needs of Syrian children.
Organisation overview: Transparency International is a global movement seeking to fight corruption and bribery, conducting research and advocating change.
Work in Jordan: Jordan ranks 55/175 on TI's Corruption Perceptions Index.
Organisation overview: World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice/
Work in Jordan: World Vision has planned, built and installed the largest part of the water and sanitation infrastructure in the Azraq refugee camp and has conducted hygiene awareness sessions in schools and kindergartens.