A volunteer distributes emergency food rations to Syrian refugees at a refugee camp near Jerash, Jordan. Ben Littlejohn/Act for Peace
Since the Syria crisis began in 2011, more than 6 million people have been displaced internally with a further 4.8 million people been forced to flee their homes and their country, fleeing to neighbouring countries including Jordan.. The conflict in Syria has become the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. Your support is helping to provide Syrian refugees living in urban areas and refugee camps in Jordan with urgently needed food rations and household items, medical care and psychosocial support.
How you’re helping
With your help, Act for Peace’s local partner, the Department of Service to Palestinian Refugees in Jordan, supports Syrian refugees by providing food ration packs to the most vulnerable families, as well as emergency hygiene kits containing clothing, soap and sanitary items to help maintain health and prevent illness and disease.
The program addresses the psychological needs of refugees through psychosocial support and counselling services, and provides refugee children with a safe space to learn and play through youth and children forums.
Your support is also helping to empower refugee women through social and economic training and forums. Women are trained in how to make a living through food preservation, weaving and hairdressing and are able to use their skills to earn an income and support their families.