The latest UNHCR data shows that Jordan is host to 661,997 registered Syrian refugees (about 11,400 less than in the same period one year ago) and that in addition to Turkey, it is the country with the largest number of refugees per capita in the world (89 refugees per 1,000 inhabitants). An indirect consequence of the armed conflicts in Syria is the extensive contamination of the areas with mines, ERW and other unexploded ordnance. ERW contamination is one of the most urgent factors preventing and hindering the safe return of refugees to their home environment. With the recent voluntary repatriation of Syrian refugees, the needs for a safe return are more important than ever.
What we do
Mine Risk Education
The aim of the project in 2019 and 2020 was to raise awareness of the risks and dangers of mines/ERW, to promote safe behaviour among a target group of approximately 21,100 Syrian refugees, children and adults, living in Irbid Province, Jordan, and to minimise the number of potential victims of mines/ERW upon returning to their home country.