“I have left my homeland to Jordan where I found security and safety to me and my kids but our daily lives are not always easy as we still fear winter and hunger.” Amal, a Syrian refugee supported by One Love
Jordan welcomes refugees from across the world, mostly from Syria, Iraq, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Palestine. During this global COVID-19 pandemic, refugees are a group at high risk due to limited access to basic health facilities and protection. Living as an urban refugee is more dangerous due to exacerbated vulnerability than living in refugee camps. Yet In Jordan, only 1 in 5 Syrian refugees are living in the Za'atari, Marjeeb al-Fahood, Cyber City and Al-Azraq refugee camps. This statistic highlights the urgency required to protect refugees in Jordan.
One of the strictest Coronavirus lockdowns has been enforced in Jordan. Although COVID-19 particularly endangers many groups of people including old and vulnerable people, it also hinders the efforts to bring back normality in refugees’ lives. People are struggling even more to feed their families now that informal work is limited, and this lockdown has stopped the charity that normally accompanies Ramadan. However, in a health crisis environment combined with food regulations with Ramadan, nutritious food is paramount.
We are supporting One Love Jordan and Collateral Repair Project who are reaching refugee communities when other people can’t leave their homes. These two projects play a critical role in ensuring that support reaches all communities in this time of global crisis.
One Love is providing refugees with food and supply packages in and outside Amman; and The Collateral Repair Project is supporting refugee families in Amman with food packages, pastoral support and online educational and vocational classes.
Any support counts in making a difference to lives in Jordan.