Jordan has a rich history of welcoming refugees from conflicts across the Middle East, from Palestine, Iraq and now Syria. Today, there is incredible strain on Jordan from the 600,000 Syrian refugees now living there, as health and other services are stretched to breaking point. International Medical Corps is providing life saving medical services, primary health care and mental health assistance to refugees and local populations across the country.
International Medical Corps today is one of the few humanitarian groups operating both inside the refugee camps in Jordan, as well as the surrounding towns and cities. In Za’atari refugee camp, International Medical Corps’ health clinics treat thousands of people every month. Our mental health care and psychosocial services help children and young people traumatised by their experiences of war and fleeing their homes.
Our experience working with refugees across the Middle East means we are able to better understand and meet the unique needs of refugees living in large cities. We also operate a continuing medical education programme (CME) for both Jordanian physicians, as we continue to support the Jordanian health service to grow and develop despite the challenges it is facing
Read about our work inside Syria
Read about our work in Lebanon