The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a Middle Eastern country bordering Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Israel and Palestine. Its capital and largest city is Amman.
Jordan is a constitutional monarchy. Prior to gaining independence in 1946, it belonged to the Ottoman Empire and was later a British protectorate. Jordan is a founding member of the Arab League. It has a population of 9.5 million people, many of whom are Palestinian and Syrian refugees. This page collates all of DW's content on Jordan.
This week we investigate rising homeless numbers in San Francisco, discover what's going on at this year's World Economic Forum and meet the participants of the Miss Haiti beauty pageant in Chile. Plus we speak with a young IS fighter in the Philippines and visit a refugee camp in Jordan where people are paying for groceries with the blink of an eye.
We look at some of the lesser-known realities of migration. Including Haitians being sent home from Chile — if they promise not to return for nine years — the surprising role of blockchain in a refugee camp in Jordan and the dark side of working in Italy's produce fields. Plus, just how well have migrants in Germany integrated?
The Zataari camp in northern Jordan currently houses almost 80,000 Syrian refugees. In many ways it has become a permanent settlement. But residents now have the option to shop using a cashless blockchain payment system — instead of handing over cash, a machine scans their iris to check their identity. The refugees are welcoming the system – especially because it’s hard to cheat.
Jordan have made it two out of two, beating Syria to clinch a place in the round of 16. Syria responded by firing their German coach. Thailand got past Bahrain to keep alive their chances of reaching the knockout phase.
As the UN Declaration of Human Rights turns 70, we take a look at the state of human rights. Are our democracies at risk as populism rises? We also go to Jordan to see how Syrian refugees are faring and check in with returnees in Somaliland who are now trying to realize their dreams back home.
Over one million Syrian refugees are currently believed to be living in the small kingdom of Jordan. They fled their country's raging war that started seven years ago. In the past few months, some have returned to Syria. But for many that's not an option.