Syria Refugee Crisis
The International Rescue Committee is calling attention to the plight of those uprooted by turmoil in Syria and doing our part to support thousands of Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq. We provide medical aid, help women and girl victims of violence, and ensure refugees have access to their legal rights.
Disaster for uprooted Syrians
More than two years after the start of what has become a full fledged civil war, the crisis in Syria threatens the entire Middle East with a humanitarian disaster. It is estimated that more than four million Syrians are now in dire need of assistance and that some two million people have been uprooted and displaced. Photographs and text by Peter Biro
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How We Help
- The IRC is providing support to tens of thousands of refugees and displaced Syrians. We are currently helping refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq.
- Two IRC clinics in the Jordanian border cities of Ramtha and Mafraq are offering primary health care and medication to approximately 100 Syrians daily, most of whom have no money to pay for medical support.
- In Jordan, new support services will directly benefit some 6,000 Syrian women and girls, including survivors of sexual assault and domestic abuse.
- In Lebanon, IRC Women's Centers for refugees provide guided group and individual counseling and medical consultations. We are also helping hundreds of refugee families with financial support.
- In western Iraq, the IRC is also working with Syrian refugees at the Domiz and al-Qu'am camps. There, we are providing workshops and other awareness-raising to address problems of violence against women and girls. At Domiz camp we are providing furniture and other items to help launch a refugee school.