ICMC Jordan started this week its annual distribution of essential winter items, which will help Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanian households get through the cold winter months. The ICMC staff distributed heaters, gas cylinders, gas refill vouchers, and blankets to 135 households in Al Ruwaished, a remote town in north-eastern Jordan, 75 kilometres from the Iraqi border.
During a follow up visit to a Syrian refugee family living in Northern Jordan, ICMC’s staff discussed with the family members about the violent attacks which took place in Paris last Saturday. The head of the family, a middle-aged Syrian lady called Zeinah, shared her impressions. “I feel devastated about the news. But why do people blame refugees for what happened? We have nothing to do with that. We are horrified, like everyone else”, she commented.
As part of an official visit to Jordan, the European Union Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides visited yesterday a project managed by the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) in Northern Jordan and funded by the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO).