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The ICRC in Jordan

The ICRC has had a permanent presence in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan since the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. Its main activities consist of visiting detainees to monitor their treatment and conditions of detention, helping civilians and foreign detainees restore contact with their families, and promoting international humanitarian law (IHL) throughout Jordanian society in close cooperation with the Jordan Red Crescent Society (JRCS). Since the onset of the Syrian crisis in 2011, the ICRC delegation in Jordan has significantly scaled up its humanitarian activities to support Syrian refugees fleeing the armed conflict in their country. The ICRC in Jordan also provides logistical support to ICRC relief operations in the region and beyond.

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Facts and Figures

In 2013 :

  • Restoring family links
    About 34.000 Syrian refugees re-established contact with their families by phone and one minor was reunited with his family.
  • Food and other aid
    110, 000 Syrian refugee in northern Jordan and central Amman each received food and hygiene kits, distributed in conjunction with the Jordan National Red Crescent Society.
  • Water
    We delivered 11 water pumps, 38 water tanks, 6 generators, 28 equipment shelters, 19 sanitation facilities, 27 drinking water dispensers and 26 washbasins ensuring that Syrian refugees had clean water.
  • Other aid
    110,000 Syrian refugees received blankets, mattresses, pillows, supplies to help them get through the winter and hygiene kits.

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