Ban Kattan


Organization: CARE Jordan
Location: Amman, Jordan
Year: 2014

MRP/Thesis abstract:

Serving your guests: Capacity Building Among Local Refugee–serving NGOs in Jordan

With hundreds of thousands escaping armed conflict in Syria, the neighbouring Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is currently experiencing the largest presence of refugees on its land to date. United Nations organizations and international NGOs are actively operating in Jordan to respond to the Syrian crisis until their finite resources are called upon to address situations in other parts of the world. Here, the local government and NGOs are called upon to step up and fill the gap created by the absence of international aid. However, despite seven decades of experience hosting refugees from the region, local civil society still takes a back seat in meeting the needs of displaced populations seeking refuge in Jordan.