The conflict in Syria, now in its seventh year, produced over 5.6 million refugees according to UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Humanitarian needs in Syria have increased significantly since the beginning of the crisis, with 13.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance, including more than 6 million children. By the UN Database, over 400,000 people have been killed and more than 1 million injured since 2010. The immediate effect of the armed conflict is the extensive contamination of areas with landmines, ERW and other unexploded ordnance that prevent and hinder the return of refugees to their home environment and in the long-term prevent the development of those areas.
Jordan is hosting approximately 666,000 registered Syrian refugees, and is second to Lebanon as the country with the largest number of refugees per capita in the world.
What we do
Mine Risk Education
The aim of the project is to raise awareness of risks, and safety among Syrian refugees in Jordan as well as to minimize the number of possible mine/ERW victims upon their return to homeland. The program focuses on the implementation of MRE workshops for approximately 12,000 Syrian refugees in primary and secondary schools in the Irbid province as well as for approximately 8,000 Syrian refugees in the Zaatari refugee camp, Mafraq province. In the 2017, 17,141 Syrian refugees have attended RE workshops. From 1 January 2017 to 30 September 2018, the target number of RE beneficiaries is 20,000.