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Cash for Health provides relief for non-Syrian refugees in Jordan

Cash for Health provides relief for non-Syrian refugees in Jordan

“We live in a cycle of illness and fearing death,” states Jameela, or Umm Hayder, as she is otherwise known. An Iraqi refugee and mother of three, life has never been easy for her family. Ever since her oldest son, Hayder, was born 27 years ago, they have constantly...

His Royal Highness Prince Charles visits refugees in Jordan

His Royal Highness Prince Charles visits refugees in Jordan

Luai vividly remembers the moment when armed militias entered the hospital where he was working in Mosul, Iraq and issued an ultimatum that they had two weeks to leave otherwise they would be killed. As a member of Iraq’s Christian population, Luai did not hesitate....

UNHCR distributes winter cash assistance to refugees in Jordan

UNHCR distributes winter cash assistance to refugees in Jordan

As winter approaches, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency in Jordan, has started the process of distributing one-off winter cash assistance for refugees across the country. Over 76,000 refugee families (approximately 290,000 individuals) from a variety of nationalities –...

Refugees helping refugees

Refugees helping refugees

Syrian refugee electrical engineers are supporting UNHCR to run the solar plant in Azraq Camp

COVID-19 cash assistance is a lifeline for refugees in Jordan

COVID-19 cash assistance is a lifeline for refugees in Jordan

A university professor, a Yemeni tradesman, a car repair man and a father of eight. The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the lives of refugee families across Jordan. This is how UNHCR’s emergency COVID-19 assistance, with the support of Austria, the European Union, and the US, is helping.

Refugee Medics Employed in Jordanian COVID-19 Response

Refugee Medics Employed in Jordanian COVID-19 Response

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is delighted to announce that six refugee medical specialists, including some trained as surgeons, anesthesiologists and general doctors have started working in hospitals and clinics across Jordan as United Nations Volunteers. The...