Far more than 4 million people have fled Syria since 2011. Over 630 000 of them seek refuge in the neighboring country Jordan. Humanitarian aid and medical care is urgently needed inside and outside the refugee camps. However, the German Red Cross and many other aid organizations are barely managing to meet the basic needs of the Syrian refugees and the Jordanian population.
The GRC organizes among other things cash transfers programs in order to give the beneficiaries the opportunity of being able to at least meet their basic needs. At the same time, the GRC is providing first aid workshops in order to train people in basic medical response and the most important hygiene precautions. In collaboration with the ICRC and JRCS the GRC also provides humanitarian aid by distributing relief supplies in the eastern border areas where many Syrian refugees are stranded in no man's land along the Syrian and Jordanian border.