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January 5, 2021

It’s mid afternoon in Amman, Jordan and the USAID-supported Habibi Valtiberina Association facility in Saint Joseph Parish Church is bustling in preparation for the day’s business. The Italian organization runs the Saint Joseph Pizza Project, a program that provides culinary and food service training to Iraqi Christians who fled ISIS persecution in northern Iraq. The trainees practice their skills in a full service restaurant situated in the church complex. The kitchen is full of energy as a group of chefs chop colorful vegetables, mix pizza dough, and lay fresh pastas out to dry.

December 3, 2020

BACKGROUND

Jordan has made important progress expanding access to quality water, education, and health services. It boasts a youthful workforce, vibrant local business community, growing civil society, and increasing capacity for good governance. However, unemployment is high, particularly among women and youth, and the rapidly growing population and influx of refugees from regional crises are straining the country’s limited resources, threatening to derail the country’s continued development.

October 20, 2020

he U.S. Embassy in Amman welcomed to Jordan this month new United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Sherry F. Carlin. Ms. Carlin formally assumed her duties in a virtual ceremony with U.S. Ambassador Henry Wooster on October 15 while Ms. Carlin remained in quarantine following the Jordanian Ministry of Health guidelines.

September 28, 2020

Meet Malak! A graduate of Al-Zaytooneh University, she took trainings in data visualization, infographics, social media planning, election law, and electoral processes through the USAID-funded Ana Usharek program, implemented by the National Democratic Institute. Now, she is using what she learned to design posters, flyers, and videos to raise awareness about elections.

July 8, 2020

USAID works with the Government of Jordan to strengthen the delivery and quality of health, education, and water services throughout the Kingdom in order to ensure the country’s economic stability and security.

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Last updated: January 14, 2021

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