In collaboration with its partner organization Human Resource Development Foundation (HRDF), ICMC Europe launched a new program aimed at strengthening the protection and integration of Syrian refugees in Turkey, while also facilitating the creation of a civil society network across Turkey and the European Union.
Besides delivering urgent basic items and rent assistance to vulnerable families in Northern Jordan, ICMC also offers literacy classes to Syrian refugees at its Protection Center in Mafraq. Seham and Ali* fled Homs three years ago with their six children, after the first explosions started ravaging the city. “My wife was pregnant with our seventh child. We wanted our baby to be born somewhere safe. We had no choice but to walk to Jordan”.
Last month, the United States Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh C. Johnson and a delegation from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) visited the International Catholic Migration Commission’s Resettlement Support Center for Turkey and Middle East (ICMC RSC TuME) at its main office in Istanbul and met with refugees awaiting resettlement to the United States.