November 23, 2002 - Peace Corps Press Release: Peace Corps Suspends Program In Jordan

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Peace Corps Suspends Program In Jordan

Read and comment on this Press Release from the Peace Corps on the suspension of the program in Jordan. There had been concerns about volunteers in Jordan since the murder of Embassy Staffer and former Peace Corps Volunteer Larry Foley in Jordan on October 28. Read the story at:

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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.

Family members may make inquiries about Jordan/Peace Corps volunteers from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday by calling 800.424.8580, extension 1470. After hours, inquiries may be referred to the Peace Corps Duty Officer at 202.638.2574 or via email at

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