Hundreds of thousands of people have fled Syria as a result of the ongoing armed conflict, seeking refuge in Jordan, with the majority arriving in 2012 and 2013.
Today, more than 655,000 Syrians have been registered as refugees in Jordan. Some 93 percent of them lives in host communities, while others live in camps. Most of the refugees depend on humanitarian organizations in order to meet the needs of their daily lives. With the protracted nature of the Syrian conflict, many of the refugees have exhausted their savings and other assets.
In 2016, together with the Jordan Red Crescent Society, we distributed food and personal hygiene items as well as winter coats to more than 16,000 Syrian refugees and 4,000 Jordanian people living in the southern governorates of Madaba, Karak, Tafileh, Maan, and Aqaba.
Um Farhan and Um Hussein, two Syrian refugees living in Madaba and Maan governorates, share their experiences far from their homeland.
Um Farhan, is a Syrian refugee who had to flee to Jordan after her house was shelled,which left her husband injured.
Um Hussain is a Syrian refugee who had to flee to Jordan because of the conflict in her country. Her family is dispersed, living in Lebanon and other countries.