Peace Corps Suspends Program In Jordan

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 23, 2002 - Peace Corps Director Gaddi H. Vasquez today announced the suspension of the Peace Corps program in Jordan. Peace Corps officials have evaluated the security situation in Jordan and determined that suspension of the program at this time is appropriate.

“The safety and security of our volunteers is the highest priority of Peace Corps. The Jordanian government has been extremely supportive of Peace Corps volunteers and programs in their country. We value the relationship we have established and look forward to returning volunteers to Jordan in the near future,” stated Director Vasquez. Staff will continue to operate the Peace Corps office in Jordan.

If families have questions or concerns, they may contact the Peace Corps’ Office of Special Services at 1-800-424-8580, extension 1470, or after hours at 202-638-2574. The Office of Special Services maintains a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week duty system.

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