Jordan is currently among the most frequent destinations of Syrian refugees, whose number (655 thousands as registered by UNHCR) represents more than 10% of the whole population, mostly located in the rural and suburban areas. Public infrastructures and services are inadequate to cover the needs of such a fast-growing expansion- an issue worsening an already notable unemployment rate, particularly in the capital Amman. Officially recognized by Jordanian institutions in 2017, COOPI targets employment and livelihood issues with projects about education and job traning.
Moreover, COOPI intends to launch activities related to child protection and prevention of SGBV (Sexual and Gender-Based Violence). Project plans also include providing psychosocial support to mitigate the impact of the humanitarian crisis (both for refugees and locals) and to foster the resiliency of local communities.