Success Stories » Middle East & North Africa

Kuwait Comes to Madaba: IRD Opens New Park and Bus Station

Posted by IRD HQ

"All children to the park!" shout Madaba community volunteers, standing at the gates of the new Zaid Bin Harithah Park. The park gates are open today, revealing new swings, slides, and jungle gyms. Freshly planted trees casting shade newly paved walkways. Young girls and boys are taking pictures in front of the new fountain in the center of the park. Guests... more

Filed Under: Civil Society, Youth, Middle East & North Africa, Jordan

IRD Improves Water Supply for 8,500 West Bank Residents

Posted by IRD HQ

The Palestinian Authority and the US Agency for International Development celebrated the completion of the Southwest Nablus Villages Water Supply Project September 9. USAID invested $7.4 million in this project to improve the water supply and quality to more than 8,500 citizens in the villages of Asira Al-Qibliya, Madama and Urif, for the first time. As a r... more

Filed Under: Building Infrastructure, Water, Middle East & North Africa, West Bank and Gaza Strip

Health Team Vaccinates 17,000 Children Against Polio

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Following IRD’s seventh polio vaccination campaign, UNHCR reports that 96 percent of girls and 99 percent of boys under age 5 in the Za’atari refugee camp have received polio vaccinations. In just five days, IRD health workers passed their goal of immunizing the 16,000 children throughout the camp. Due to outbreaks of the devastating disease worldwide, the... more

Filed Under: Civil Society, Health & Hygiene, Jobs, Refugees, Women & Gender, Middle East & North Africa, Jordan, Syria

IRD Communal Kitchens in Syrian Refugee Camps Across Jordan

Posted by IRD HQ

“My parents’ house was bombed yesterday and their home destroyed,” says Wisal, 35, a Syrian refugee who has been living in King Abdullah Park Refugee Camp on the outskirts of Irbid, Jordan, for nearly three years. Wisal and her family of eight are part of a close-knit community of 700 refugees who live in the camp. Wisal is preparing lunch for her family in... more

Filed Under: Civil Society, Jobs, Refugees, Women & Gender, Middle East & North Africa, Jordan, Syria

Distributions Aid Thousands of Refugees, IDPs in Yemen

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Yemen hosts over 240,000 refugees from Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Iraq, including over 65,000 new arrivals in 2013. In addition, conflicts in the north and south have resulted in over 300,000 internally displaced persons. Beyond the normal struggles faced by refugees and IDPs, Yemen’s political instability, poor security, high unemployment, and inflation... more

Filed Under: Emergency Response, Refugees, Youth, Middle East & North Africa, Yemen