CARE Canada Ambassador Annie Murphy Travels with CARE to Jordan

AMMAN/OTTAWA, September 10, 2019 – CARE Canada Ambassador Annie Murphy travelled to Jordan this week to shine a light on the issues women, girls, and Syrian refugees are facing and to learn what CARE is doing to help.

During her visit to Jordan, Annie Murphy toured CARE’s East Amman Centre to learn about CARE’s Urban Protection Response program, met with women entrepreneurs, and finally visited Azraq Refugee Camp.

CARE manages all four community centres in Azraq which receive 500 to 700 refugees each day. Through the community centres, CARE provides recreational and psychosocial support activities, livelihood support, vocational training, and cash assistance and referrals.

While touring Azraq, home to more than 35,000 Syrian refugees, Annie Murphy met with three sisters Asma, Rayan, and Zeinab who shared their hopes and dreams for the future with Annie.

Asma (17) was the first girl to ride a bicycle in Azraq. After participating in CARE-supported classes, Rayan (14) hopes to become a Taekwondo coach when she grows up.

"These girls are kind, generous, fun, welcoming, and brimming full of hope for their futures, which they deserve to be the absolute brightest," said CARE Canada Ambassador Annie Murphy.

CARE prioritizes the needs of women and girls in Jordan, and in other countries around the world, to ensure their rights are secure. Guided by the voices of women and girls in the local communities where we work, CARE brings us together to end inequality.

About Annie Murphy

Annie Murphy is a Canadian actress and Ottawa native. Her Emmy nominated TV show Schitt's Creek is entering its sixth and final season. Annie Murphy was appointed CARE Canada Ambassador in August 2019. Annie travelled with CARE Canada to Jordan in September 2019 to learn about CARE's work to empower women, girls, and Syrian refugees.

About CARE Canada

Founded in 1945 with the creation of the CARE Package®, CARE develops solutions alongside women and girls in developing countries to lift themselves, their families, and their communities out of poverty and out of crisis. CARE stands with women and girls around the world in economic empowerment. We bring women, girls, and their communities together to challenge inequality while facing issues like food insecurity, climate change, and emergency relief in times of crisis or disaster. In 2018, CARE worked in 95 countries and reached more than 56 million people around the world.

To learn more about CARE Canada, visit www.care.ca.

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