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Reports from the Field: Jordan

The border between Syria and Jordan is a place of uncertainty. After escaping violence in Syria, refugees at the border find immediate safety, but their futures are still in peril. Here at USCRI, we've seen far too many times that refugees' rights are forgotten during periods of transition. So we are traveling to the Syria/Jordan border to assess the situation on the ground. Below, USCRI's Reports from the Field: Jordan.


Protect the Rights of Syrian Refugees: Donate Now!

USCRI is monitoring developments on the Syria/Jordan border and advocating for sufficient levels of assistance and the protection of fundamental rights. USCRI manages an anti-warehousing campaign, which offers alternative solutions to the refugee camp model and promotes local-based assistance to refugees. Donate now >> 


The Hardest Pill to Swallow

After visiting the Jordan/Syria border, USCRI Vice Chair, Lily O'Boyle, shares her insights about the refugee camps and opens up about her own experience leaving the Philippines. Read more >>  


USCRI Policy Paper: Jordan

USCRI offers policy recommendations for the Syrian refugee crisis. Read the full paper >>


Slideshow: Life on the Border of Syria and Jordan

Wonder what the border between Syria and Jordan looks like? We've got exclusive photos from Za'atari refugee camp and Cyber City transit facility. View photos >> 


USCRI’s President Stresses No Support for the Continuation of Al Za’atari Camp

"We are seeking U.S. Support for Jordan to deal with the Syrian refugee crises," says Lavinia Limón in an exclusive interview with Jordan's Al Ghad newspaper. Read the English translation >> 


Warehousing is Happening in Front of My Own Eyes

Gene DeFelice, USCRI's Vice Chairman of the Board describes his visit to
refugee camps on the border of Syria and Jordan. This is Gene's first visit to
a refugee camp.  Read more >> 


Response to Syrian Refugee Crisis Struggles from Lack of Funds

Lives are at stake. Wealthy donor countries have a moral obligation to better help the host countries like Jordan and UNHCR, meet the pressing needs of Syrian refugees today.  Read more >>


Long Days Lie Ahead

With the onset of winter coming any day, it is clear that there are dangerous, difficult times ahead for many of the Syrian refugees in Jordan, especially for the 30,000 or so living merely in tents in the border camp of Za’atri.  Read more >>


Media Advisory

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Delegation Travels to Jordan to Meet with Refugees from Syria and Iraq, November 5-7.  Read more >>


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