Syria’s conflict began in March 2011 with public demonstrations of solidarity with the wider “Arab Spring.” It has since developed into a nationwide uprising and civil war. Protesters are demanding an end to 50 years of single-party rule and the resignation of the country’s president. Thousands of refugees have fled the violence, crossing the borders into Iraq, Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan. By June, the number of refugees had reached 180,000, of which about 120,000 are in Jordan. In response, IRD has expanded its outreach services program for Iraqi refugees residing in Jordan to provide quick-impact projects to help affected cities, mainly Ramtha and Mafraq, cope with the large influx of refugees.
CAMP ZA’TARI, JORDAN – The opening of the Za’tari refugee camp in Jordan has provid... more
The ancient saying that “water sustains all” has never been truer in northe... more
RAMTHA & MAFRAQ, JORDAN – The Outreach Services for Iraqi Refugees (OSIR) program,... more
Ghada cradles a one-year-old in her arms and coaxes him to open his mouth to receiv... more
The Outreach Services for Syrian Refugees (OSIR) program, currently in its fifth ye... more
Irbid, JORDAN - The Outreach Services for Iraqi Refugees (OSIR) program, now in its... more