Participatory Reflection and Action (PRA) Study for Syrian Refugees in Jordan

In July of 2012, Questscope facilitated a Participatory Reflection and Action (PRA) study to gain a better understanding of the situation for Syrian refugees in Jordan.

The PRA is way to learn from and with community members in order to understand the complexities and dimensions of a particular subject. It is not intended to collect accurate statistical information. The methodology relies on partnership and is enhanced by community knowledge and local expertise in the process of analyzing problems and finding the best solutions. Community members are deeply involved in analyzing...MORE

The Crisis in Jordan

Under normal circumstances, you can throw away a bag of chips, flush the toilet without a second thought, or head to the store knowing that you will probably find what you need.

But in times of crisis, things that were once certain are called into question. In Mafraq, a city in northern Jordan, designated dumps can no longer hold the amount of trash being generated. The sewage system is dangerously strained, pumping thousands of tons of waste beyond its capacity. Items that once filled the shelves are suddenly scarce. 

In addition, families are struggling to meet basic...MORE

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