Programme areas and target groups

  • Irbid
  • Zarqa
  • Madaba
  • Baqa’a

In Jordan, ZOA works with both refugees and host communities.

  • Peacebuilding
  • Food security & Livelihoods
  • Basic Education

What we do

Jordan is one of the countries most affected by the Syria crisis, with the second highest share of refugees compared to its population in the world. Currently, the Syrian refugees in Jordan continue to face immense challenges, leading to great needs, vulnerability and protection concerns. Sadly, in their struggle for survival, refugees are adopting coping mechanisms that might harm them, including reducing food consumption, withdrawing children from school or taking on informal or dangerous employment.

Empowering women

ZOA empowers refugee women and vulnerable Jordanian women from the host communities by improving their psycho-social well-being, building their capacity to access different livelihood options and restoring their sense of dignity.

ZOA’s Community Centres have enhanced social cohesion between refugees and host communities

Community Centres provide a safe place for woman and children. It is wonderful to observe children who are beginning to thrive again, enjoying the company of new friends, learning new skills and starting to be children again.

Improving livelihoods

In 2018, ZOA will start a project to improve the access to skills, employment and income for Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanians (specifically women and People with Disability) in the floriculture sector.


Australian Government (DFAT), Hulp Bijzondere Noden, ZOA the Netherlands.