The Jordanian and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies provide support to Syrian refugees and work on strengthening the Jordanian Red Cross’ capacity to better respond to and support refugees’ needs in health, relief, and shelter. The armed conflict in Syria has spilled over its borders into neighbouring Jordan, where there are over 627,000 registered refugees while an estimated 100,000-200,000 remain unregistered. Continuing armed conflict in Syria, which also sends already displaced Palestinians from the country spilling into Jordan, and Iraq ensures a consistent stream of individuals fleeing into Jordan needing services and shelter to survive. The project takes place throughout Jordan.
Since Syrian refugees and surrounding communities require a number of services, this project provides both food and non-food items, psychological support, shelter, assists in reuniting families, and provides hygiene-related items such as baby and hygiene kits. Over 35,000 people have been reached with psychological support, 31,203 Syrians and Jordanians have been reached with community health programmes, 1,170,000 kg of bread has been distributed, and medical treatments for over 1,000 patients have been financed. The Jordanian Red Cross’ capacity continues to be increased through trainings.
The project assists Syrian refugees in Jordan.