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Jordan: hygiene items for Syrian refugees

14-12-2012 Feature

By December 2012, more than 250,000 Syrians had crossed into Jordan, fleeing the violence in their homeland. Many of the Syrian refugees in Jordan depend on assistance provided by local and international aid agencies. However, some have not received any kind of assistance since their arrival in the country. The Jordan Red Crescent Society (JRCS) has been involved in the humanitarian response since the very beginning of the Syrian crisis, distributing food and other items.

To help meet the growing needs of Syrian refugees in Jordan, the ICRC has recently provided the JRCS with 1,000 hygiene kits to be distributed to vulnerable Syrian families.


 Amman. Syrian refugees collect emergency supplies from Jordan Red Crescent HQ in November 2012. Around 300 Syrian refugee families who had just arrived in Amman were facing difficult living conditions. 


 Amman. The Jordan Red Crescent Society and the International Committee of the Red Cross distribute hygiene items to the most vulnerable Syrian families in Amman.



 Amman. Jordan Red Crescent staff and volunteers, supported by ICRC staff, help Syrian families fill in a questionnaire before they receive hygiene supplies.


 Amman. Along with the hygiene items provided by the ICRC, the Jordan Red Crescent distributed blankets donated by the Kuwait Red Crescent Society.


All photos : © ICRC / B. Lamon