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Focus on Jordan

Jordan’s economy is among the smallest in the region. With an insufficient supply of natural resources, the country relies heavily on foreign assistance. Chronic high unemployment rates, especially among youth and women, have taken its toll on the country. To add, Jordan plays host to a large population of refugees. As of last year, it’s home to 675,000 Syrian refugees as well as 2 million Palestinian refugees, many of whom lack access to basic needs and services.

Islamic Relief’s Dedication to Jordan

Our goal is to provide emergency and long-term aid not only to residents of Jordan, but Syrian and Palestinian refugees alike. 


A few of our interventions include:

  • Food aid
  • Access to healthcare including the provision of a mobile clinic
  • Access to education
  • Access to other basic needs through cash assistance for vulnerable families; this includes female-headed households, orphan families, families with people suffering from disability or chronic illness, families living in shelters, and large-sized families
  • Economic empowerment and social inclusion for Syrian refugees and Jordanian host communities alike, especially women and youth
  • Humanitarian aid for Syrian refugees including immediate emergency aid as well as medical support for those afflicted with chronic kidney disease (CKD)
  • Humanitarian aid for Palestinian refugees including access to clean and safe water through the installation of solar water heaters in homes
  • Winter aid

We Need YOUR Help

Thanks to you, we’ve been able to accomplish so much. But there’s still so much more to do. By continuing to support our efforts in Jordan, you can help make a difference in the lives of those in desperate need.

PLEASE NOTE: Donations made to IRUSA’s Jordan fund may serve urgent or long-term programs in Jordan or for refugees from Jordan living in other countries.

Stories from the Ground

Alia Makes it to Safety

Alia, a mother of six children, was one of the Syrian refugees who fled their country several years ago due to the kidnappings and killings that were the most common security breaches in Homs.

“We were farmers and livestock breeders, working in our own land. We used to live in a warm house. Alhamdulillah, we were happy and grateful for God for his greetings. However, our life has been changed completely, after the crisis started. It become a nightmare. At the beginning, we have tried to manage ourselves but after that the situation was getting worse, we couldn’t afford bread to eat. When the basic services like water, electricity and even the medical services have been stopped, I decided to leave.”

When we met Alia, she was living in a small house where she paid the cash assistance she received to the house owner and was dependent on her son’s job to cover the basic needs “ My eldest son, Malk- 17 years old ,has no stable Job and no work permission. He got a very small amount of money but it helps as we are a big family. We used to have three meals like any other family but here we spend days without bread so what do you think??! Is it the life that we are looking for??”

“I fled to Al Mafraq, North Jordan with my kid, my father- in -law and sister- in -law. My husband refused to come with us. I know the life will not going to be easy but finding yourself have nothing, no home, no husband, no food is much more difficult than what I have expected”. She added.

Islamic Relief provided Alia with essential winterization items including blanket, heater, gas-cylinder, clothes voucher and hygiene voucher as part of its winter aid campaign that support some 2,500 families that year.

“I would like to thank Islamic Relief for this kind assistance, I’m so happy that we have a new heater since we have an old one and it’s not working very well. This morning we found the gas-cylinder we have is empty and I was talking to my son about how to get a money to refill it and you brought me a new filled one I think you heard me. Today we went to the clothes shop and bought new clothes. My children was so happy to have a new clothes. You make them smile again.!! May God bless you and reward you.”

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