As demands for political change continue to be voiced across the Arab world, the political climate in Jordan has remained relatively stable. After months of mostly peaceful demonstrations, with protestors demanding changes to the country's constitution to increase space for democratic politics, King Abdullah ll announced that the country would undertake political reforms and a tougher fight against corruption. Catholic Relief Services enjoys close partnerships with Caritas Jordan and the Adaleh Center for Human Rights and Law, supporting programs that encourage active civic engagement and others that offer health care, social services and legal assistance to Iraqi refugees and female migrant workers.
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|Population:||6,482,081 (July 2013 est.)|
|Size:||34,495 sq. mi.; slightly smaller than Indiana|
While no longer maintaining our own office in Jordan, Catholic Relief Services supports the work of two Jordanian non-governmental organizations: Caritas Jordan and the Adaleh Center for Human Rights and Law. Working with these two organizations, CRS is able to assist the most vulnerable Iraqi refugees and female migrant workers—people who come to Jordan fleeing sectarian violence and persecution or seeking decent work but who, as guests in the country, are dependent on the generosity and solidarity of others in times of need. CRS' programming in Jordan is managed by staff based in Beirut and Istanbul.