After a mistranslation led her to enrol in a plumbing workshop, Safaa trained her own team of mostly Syrian refugee women to fix leaky taps and challenge stereotypes.
Abeer Khreisha, a Jordanian volunteer living in Madaba, has been named as this year’s UNHCR Nansen Award Winner for the Middle East.
Known as ‘the mother of Syrians’ for her work helping refugees, Abeer Khreisha is the Middle East regional winner for UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Award.
UNHCR Jordan welcomes new UK funding for refugees across the Kingdom. These are the stories of the people it will help.
20 scholarship slots for Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon to complete their master’s degree in Japanese universities.
“After I graduated college, I applied for a job with UNHCR Afghanistan office based in Islamabad as a National Gender Officer. This was a difficult time for women in Afghanistan, and so my job was certainly not an easy one. Although I was still based in Islamabad and just did missions into Afghanistan, the situations I was faced with were extremely difficult.”