Find out more about UNHCR’s work for refugees over the past year
Zaatari’s recently opened Innovation Lab is leading the way in giving refugee youth access to new technologies
Kawthar and her family of six came to Jordan in 2012 as refugees from Syria with dreams of owning their own business. Seven years later, she has become the very first Syrian to register her home-based business in Jordan.
Since 2007, UNHCR’s DAFI Scholarship programme funded by the German Government has played a vital role in bridging the gap between demand for and availability of higher education places for refugees in Jordan giving almost 900 students access to university scholarships.
Jordan has an increasingly strong technology sector. An advanced digital infrastructure, high internet penetration, growing start up culture and a young and educated force are all contributing factors but how can refugees also play a part.