JRS Jordan

In the Middle East and North Africa, Jesuit Refugee Service works predominantly with urban refugees. The first projects were initially established in 2008 in response to the high number of Iraqi refugees in Syria and Jordan. These two countries hosted the majority of Iraqi refugees, who make up the second largest group under UNHCR responsibility worldwide at an estimated 1.8 million.
Since this interview was recorded in March 2012, JRS has adapted and expanded its existing projects in Syria in order to adequately respond to the needs of the 2.5 internally displaced people (IDPs) and to the nearly 500,000 refugees spilling across Syria’s borders into Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon.
Video produced by Christian Fuchs — Jesuit Refugee Service/USA