International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The IRC in Jordan

Safiah Abou Sharef, an IRC midwife, visits a Syrian mother and son living in a t
Photo: Timea Faustz/IRC

More than 600,000 Syrians have fled to Jordan since the onset of the Syrian civil war. The International Rescue Committee is providing humanitarian assistance, medical care and other support to refugees living in urban areas, camps and makeshift shelters, where living conditions are extremely harsh. The IRC also provides support to vulnerable communities that host refugees.

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How We Help

  • The IRC began its work in Jordan in 2007 with refugees from Iraq. With the arrival of refugees from Syria in 2012, we ramped up operations which now include primary health care, mobile outreach, and programs for the most vulnerable.
  • The IRC reaches thousands of Syrian refugees and Jordanians in the cities of Mafraq, Irbid and Ramtha. The IRC runs centers for women and girls in northern Jordan that offer skills trainings, counseling and recreational activities, and cash assistance.
  • We’re providing temporary care and shelter in both Za’atari and Azraq refugee camps for unaccompanied and separated children. We’ve helped reunite close to 1,500 children with their families.
  • We run mobile health clinics for refugees and vulnerable Jordanians, providing primary and reproductive health care, health education and referrals for severe conditions
September 6, 2015 | Blog
The IRC is providing humanitarian aid to millions of people displaced by years of brutal conflict in Syria and Afghanistan. We're the only aid group assisting the refugees in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the U.S. Learn how we help.