Kinship Care Report: Syrian Refugee Children in Jordan

Save the Children

Executive Summary 

Building upon a Save the Children regional participatory research initiative on kinship care that was undertaken in West Central Africa and East Africa, Save the Children in Jordan adapted the research methodology to focus on kinship care of children in a humanitarian context. The overall objective of the research was to increase understanding of kinship care practices as experienced by Syrian refugee children and caregivers in Jordan, which can be used to inform programming and policy developments on children’s care and protection in a humanitarian context. The Information and Research Center – King Hussein Foundation (IRCKHF) was recruited by Save the Children to support implementation of the research, including formation and support to two Local Research Teams involving children, caregivers, and adult supporters as researchers, one in Zaatari camp, and the other in a host community in Amman. The research was primarily exploratory and qualitative, and was implemented in collaboration with other UN and NGO agencies who are working with separated children in the Jordanian context including: IRC, IMC, JRF, UNHCR and UNICEF.