Jordan has a population of 8.1 million (July 2014 est.), with the capital city of Amman being home to 1.1 million. Around 80 per cent of the population lives in urban areas. Although over half of the country consists of the Arabian Desert, the western part of Jordan has forests and farmland.
Children in the care of SOS Children's Villages go to school alongside children from the neighbourhood (photo: SOS archives).