In the heart of the Jordanian desert, the camp is home to over 35,000 Syrian refugees. 60% are children and 1 in 4 households are headed by women. About 19 refugees arrive to the camp daily. The camp is classified in 4 villages, each one with a Community Center, a Health Center and a school. CARE manages all four community centers of the camp, acting as the hub organization and as a one-stop-shop that refugees visit daily for all their hanging matters and needs. Each center receives between 500-700 people each day. CARE provides recreational and psychosocial support activities, livelihood support and vocational training, cash assistance as well as referrals. Photo: Katharina Katzer/CARE

CARE’s Zainab Moallin spoke with the Arab Women Organization of Jordan (AWO Jordan), a women-led organization that partners with CARE, to understand what we can learn from women-led organizations as they navigate the impacts of the coronavirus in their humanitarian contexts and take steps to support vulnerable women and girls at risk of gender-based violence (GBV).

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