The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is supporting Generations For Peace in Jordan through a two-year partnership to benefit twenty-eight thousand Jordanian and Syrian refugee children and youth in sixteen selected host communities most in need. The programme is supporting Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Development (JOHUD) community development centres and Higher Council for Youth (HCY) youth centres, bringing Jordanian and Syrian children and youth together to participate in innovative Generations For Peace sport-based games and arts-based activities, helping to break stereotypes and strengthen social cohesion, reducing tension and risk of violence, and supporting child and youth development.

This partnership extends UNICEF’s ongoing support for child protection, child and youth development and education in Jordan, and efforts to prevent Syria’s children becoming a ‘lost generation’. It complements UNICEF’s existing Life Skills programme with JOHUD and HCY, adding the unique approach and activities of Generations For Peace to strengthen social cohesion in these host communities, which face enormous pressures and tensions at this time.

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