Success Stories

IRD Vaccinates 18,017 Children Za’atari Camp

Posted by Noelle Wright

Between November 2 and 6, IRD vaccinated 18,017 children in Za’atari camp, marking IRD’s 8th vaccination campaign in partnership with UNICEF, UNHCR, and the Jordanian Ministry of Health (MoH). Following regional outbreaks of polio in 2014, IRD health officers and 120 Syrian community health workers have conducted these campaigns approximately every three months since 2... more

Filed Under: Emergency Response, Health & Hygiene, Refugees, Youth, Middle East & North Africa, Jordan

Building Confidence and Breaking Down Violence

Posted by Noelle Wright

Awareness and prevention of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) is crucial in Jordan, where refugees make up over 10 percent of the population. Of particular concern is early marriage, the focus of this year’s 16 Days of Activism against SGBV, an international humanitarian campaign supported by IRD and other organizations. Refugee communities struggle with a lack o... more

Filed Under: Civil Society, Conflict Victim Assistance, Refugees, Women & Gender, Youth, Africa, Somalia, Sudan, Middle East & North Africa, Iraq, Jordan

“The New Reconciliation” - Service Center for Victims of Armed Conflict Launched

Posted by Noelle Wright

Victims of armed conflict in La Montañita, a municipality in the department of Caquetá in south Colombia, inaugurated a new service center to provide assistance in a safe and dignified space Dec. 3. The Victims Unit and municipal government worked with International Relief & Development (IRD) to refurbish a 1200 square foot office next to the town hall. Previously vict... more

Filed Under: Civil Society, Conflict Victim Assistance, The Americas, Colombia

The Long Road to Recovery: Ibrahim

Posted by Noelle Wright

“He was paralyzed and couldn’t talk,” recalls Najdat, reflecting on his nephew Ibrahim’s accident. Ibrahim was in critical condition and unconscious when he crossed the Syrian border into Jordan , with no memory of what happened to him. Ibrahim, 21, was a university student and high school English teacher in Dara’a, and soon to be engaged. Ibrahim was carried to the bo... more

Filed Under: Health & Hygiene, Conflict Victim Assistance, Refugees, Middle East & North Africa, Jordan, Syria

Refugee Newborn Syrians Get Birth Certificates

Posted by IRD HQ

Since the beginning of the Syrian conflict, UNHCR has registered 948,000 Syrian refugees residing in Lebanon. Among them are almost 60,000 newborns. According to Lebanese law, newborns must have birth certificates prior to their first birthday. However, many Syrian refugees whose children were born in Lebanon are not aware of the requirement or how the birth r... more

Filed Under: Community Transitions, Refugees, Women & Gender, Youth, Middle East & North Africa, Lebanon