UNHCR's Grandi Hails Jordan's Job Scheme for Syrian Refugees

Originally published by UNHCR and reprinted with permission.

UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi on Monday praised Jordan's efforts to boost employment among Syrian refugees, saying greater international support for such schemes was needed to lift millions of Syrians across the region out of poverty.

Of some 657,000 registered Syrian refugees in Jordan, more than 80 per cent live below the poverty line on less than US$3 a day, mirroring the situation facing more than 5.5 million Syrian refugees across the region. After years of exile, families are slipping deeper into debt and struggling to meet their basic needs. Read more.