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Relief and development organization helping children worldwide by tackling causes of poverty and developing access to clean water, food, health care, education, and economic opportunities.

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Environment
Predicted climate change and water scarcity are two of the most pressing environmental concerns for Jordanian citizens.1 Small scale subsistence farmers are finding it very difficult to make a living when water is scarce.2 There are underground aquifers that are being depleted at twice the rate that they should and it is taking longer to replenish them.3 The water scarcity issues have increased the use of illegal water pumping throughout the country.4 The government has recently introduced a plan that on track to be fully implemented in 2018 that will include sharing water with Israel and Palestine.5 The project will create a Red Sea-Dead Sea water conveyor and include the construction of a desalination plant.6

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1 http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/11/jordans-farmers-struggle-to-weather-climate-change/
2-4 ibid
5http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/mar/20/jordan-water-red-sea-dead-sea-project
6 Ibid
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Jordan News

Sports Illustrated 
Over the past two seasons, Jordan Reed has been the most prolific fantasy tight end on a per-game basis this side of Rob Gronkowski. With an average of 10 standard fantasy points per game, Reed trails Gronk by only 1.1 points per game for the league ... See more..
Aljazeera.com 
The three were part of a CIA programme training members of Syrian opposition groups in Jordan when they were killed at King Faisal Airbase at al-Jafr, in southern Jordan, on November 4. Sayel Abu Tayeh, a leader of the Huwaitat tribe and a royal court ... See more..
Cincy Jungle 
The Cincinnati Bengals love keeping all of their draft picks as rookies. However, Jordan Evans is facing a tough battle to crack the final roster at a deep and talented linebacker position. Will he earn that final backer spot on the 53-man roster, or ... See more..
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ESPN 
Chinese Basketball Association All-Star Guo Ailun grew up in the rural, northern Chinese city of Liaoyang, and remembers the first time he encountered NBA star Michael Jordan -- or at least a piece of him -- in the early 2000s. "The first time I ... See more..
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer 
With Jordan in contention for its first victory since October 2015, Red Jackets head coach Justin Newman decided to go all in about halfway through the fourth quarter of Friday's season opener. After falling behind to Brookstone 14-0, the Red Jackets ... See more..
The New Yorker 
At first, Joojoo told Dana that things were going well in northern Jordan. She sent Dana Facebook and WhatsApp messages almost every day, filled with talk of getting a new, better-paying job and more money for her children back in the Philippines. But ... See more..
Forbes 
Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts attends the Los Angeles premiere of Warner Bros 'Kong: Skull Island' at the Dolby Theatre, on March 8, 2017, in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty ... See more..
Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia 
And then there's the former Eagle on the Bills who is a little less famous. It was cataclysmic when Chip Kelly traded LeSean McCoy to the Bills. It was historic when Howie Roseman traded Jordan Matthews to the Bills. Jordan Poyer's journey from Philly ... See more..
ClutchPoints 
While Jordan has not been mentioned too often, Ice Cube and numerous players are actively recruiting Bryant to join them. After being just one year removed from 20 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, it is unclear if the five-time champion has any ... See more..
Chicago Tribune 
Bears running back Jordan Howard was one of 11 players who did not travel with the team to Arizona on Friday. Howard suffered a corneal abrasion during a walk-through earlier in the day, according to a team spokesperson. And while the Bears figure it ... See more..
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Geography

Middle East, northwest of Saudi Arabia, between Israel (to the west) and Iraq
Area

Total 89,342 sq km
Land 88,802 sq km
Water 540 sq km

Climate

mostly arid desert; rainy season in west (November to April)
Natural Resources

phosphates, potash, shale oil ;
Natural Hazards

droughts; periodic earthquakes
Current Environmental Issues

limited natural freshwater resources; deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; desertification

Demographics

Nationality
Jordanian
Population
6,482,081 (July 2013 est.)
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Languages
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Finances

Jordan's economy is among the smallest in the Middle East, with insufficient supplies of water, oil, and other natural resources, underlying the government's heavy reliance on foreign assistance. Other economic challenges for the government include chronic high rates of poverty, unemployment, inflation, and a large budget deficit. Since assuming the throne in 1999, King ABDALLAH has implemented significant economic reforms, such as opening the trade regime, privatizing state-owned companies, and eliminating some fuel subsidies, which in the last decade spurred economic growth by attracting foreign investment and creating some jobs. The global economic slowdown and regional turmoil, however, have depressed ...See More Jordan''s GDP growth, impacting export-oriented sectors, construction, and tourism. In 2011 and 2012, the government approved two economic relief packages and a budgetary supplement, meant to improve the living conditions for the middle and poor classes. Jordan''s finances have also been strained by a series of natural gas pipeline attacks in Egypt, causing Jordan to substitute more expensive diesel imports, primarily from Saudi Arabia, to generate electricity. Jordan is currently exploring nuclear power generation in addition to the exploitation of abundant oil shale reserves and renewable technologies to forestall energy shortfalls. In 2012, to correct budgetary and balance of payments imbalances, Jordan entered into a $2.1 billion, multiple year International Monetary Fund Stand-By Arrangement. Jordan''s financial sector has been relatively isolated from the international financial crisis because of its limited exposure to overseas capital markets. Jordan will continue to depend heavily on foreign assistance to finance the deficit in 2013. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$39.29 billion (2012 est.); $38.22 billion (2011 est.); $37.25 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

6.2% of GDP (2012 est.); 12.6% of GDP (2011 est.); 19.6% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

citrus, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, strawberries, stone fruits; sheep, poultry, dairy
Industries

clothing, fertilizers, potash, phosphate mining, pharmaceuticals, petroleum refining, cement, inorganic chemicals, light manufacturing, tourism