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Personal Care Kits Help Keep Syrian Refugees in Jordan Healthy

11:31 Sep 23 2014 Irbid, Jordan

The ongoing violence in Syria has forced thousands of Syrians to flee their homes, some into neighboring Jordan. The International Monetary Fund said in late December 2012 that a shortfall in grants has put pressure on Jordan's economy. Combined with the removal of subsidies for all fuel products and the disruption of natural gas flow, oil and food prices have increased, which has negatively affected both Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanians.

The number of Syrian refugees living in Jordan has swelled to over 350,000 and continues to increase. This project aimed to reach refugees in urban sites who did not benefit from other NGO aid. Personal Care Kits were distributed to the neediest refugees, reducing the financial burden on families and freeing up their money to spend on other basic necessities.

Partner: International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC)

Number of recipients: 15,000

Departure: September 5, 2012
Arrival: November 7, 2012

Latest: Materials distributed Jul. 2012 - Feb. 2013. Final report received. Project closed.
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