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Syrian refugees in Jordan: Cash for survival

10-12-2013 Feature

Most of the Syrian refugees living in host communities in Jordan are unable to pay for food, health care, rent, water or electricity. The ICRC and the Jordan Red Crescent Society are helping out by distributing debit cards to vulnerable families in Mafraq Governorate. Lama is a widow in her thirties with a 9-year-old daughter. The cash she receives enables her to buy fruit and vegetables, dramatically improving their diet, but she is bitter and homesick, and explains how hard it is to be a refugee.

 

 

The flood of Syrian refugees arriving in Jordan and Lebanon shows no signs of abating. In cooperation with the Lebanese Red Cross and the Jordanian Red Crescent, the ICRC is working to meet the most urgent of their needs. This short film is the second in a series of five, in which we look at the difficulties Syrian refugees are encountering as their painful exile continues, and at what we are doing to help.

 

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Syrian refugees in Jordan: A journey full of fear

Abdel-Rahmane, a father of six from Homs, has been roaming for two years with his family inside Syria in search of a safe haven, but to no avail. So he recently decided to escape from his country using the desert route to flee fighting and destruction. He arrived in Bustana assembly point at the beginning of November. He describes his journey through the eastern part of Syria.