Karak

JOHUD has established a central CDC in the city of Karak, as well as a second main office in the west of the governorate to serve agricultural communities in Ghour al Safi and beyond. A number of satellite CDCs have been created around the governorate in key poverty pockets, like Qatranah and Fqou, both of which have poverty rates that are higher than 20%. More centres have been created in Mutah, Ghour Al Mazraa and Ghour Al Haditha to reach other distant communities.



One major issue of concern throughout Karak and Ghour is the environment. Falling water levels have impacted agricultural production throughout the governorate, a key source of income for many residents. The Karak CDCs have responded by creating a water and waste recycling project; with the participation of the community, gallons of water that may otherwise have gone to waste have been saved. The Karak CDCs have also provided 500 farms with new water tanks, and have created programs that raise awareness of animal health standards and the availability of veterinary care.

Karak struggles in particular with the unemployment issues that affect many areas throughout the country; unemployment rates in Karak are amongst the highest in the Kingdom, especially for girls. To respond to this, JOHUD runs a number of education projects to help women and young people enter the workplace. CDCs throughout the governorate feature classes on English language skills, journalism, basic life skills, handicrafts, and the dangers of extremism. Women can access political and economic empowerment courses, and can find a source of income by taking part in the Catering Program (which provides meals to local businesses). The Ghour CDCs also provide scholarships for gifted students. Those looking to use their new skills in the workplace can use the Employment Office, which can link jobseekers to local vacancies.

Our CDCs always try to offer assistance to marginalised groups, and Karak is no different. Local CDC’s have created community committees to foster understanding and offer help for around 8000 Syrian refugees. Our Justice Centre for Legal Aid also provides legal assistance to groups who may otherwise miss out, and our involvement in the Safe Spaces project helps us provide psychosocial support and awareness-raising services that advocate against violence and abuse. In Karak, JOHUD has also helped to create the unique Mu'tah Education Centre, which offers vocational training to physically and mentally disabled adults and children, helping them to secure a source of income for the future. Finally, our Breast Cancer Project raises awareness of the dangers of breast cancer, whilst also offering home screenings to detect early signs of cancer in local women.


Karak Main CDC
Manager: Ali Soub 
Address: Al-Zaher Baybars St.
Telephone: +962 3 235 5177
Email: karak@johud.org.jo

Mutah CDC
Supervisor: Amal al Sarayrah
Address: Next to Mutah High School                  
Telephone: +962 3 237 1040
Email: mutah@johud.org.jo

Qatarnah CDC
Supervisor: Eman al Rahayfeh
Address: Al-Tallah Municipality
Telephone: +962 3 2394238

Fqou CDC
Supervisor: Hanan al Hamaydeh
Address: Next to the Municipality                                      
Telephone: +962 3 2313138 

Ghour Al Safi 
Supervisor: Mohammad Oshebat
Address: Ghour Al Safi - Civil Defense Center Street
Telephone: +962 3 2302648
Email: safi@johud.org.jo

Ghour Al Mazra'a CDC
Address: Ghour Mazra'a
Telephone: +962 3 2305052

Ghour Al Haditha CDC
Address: Ghour Al Hadith
Telephone: +962 3 2305169