As a consequence of the armed conflict in Syria in 2011, almost 11.5 million Syrians were forced to leave their homes. 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 prevents the development of those areas.
Jordan is hosting approximately 657,000 registered Syrian refugees and is second to Lebanon a 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 risk awareness and safety among Syrian refugees in Jordan as well as to minimize the number of possible mine/ERW victims upon returning to their 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.