March Regional Update

Questscope and its partners commit to the people they serve. This commitment does not change based on circumstances. In Syria, Questscope’s partner organization - the Syrian Society for Social Development (SSSD) - has provided life-saving assistance to thousands of internally displaced Syrians in Damascus over the past three months.

SSSD is currently working with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other partners to rehabilitate more than 25 damaged buildings - schools, homes, local government buildings - to serve as temporary housing for Syrians who have...MORE

Mentoring in Za’atari Camp

“How can you form relationships in a place where there are no rules?”

A Syrian man in his mid-40s tearfully asked this question while seated in a tent in Za’atari Refugee Camp. He was thinking about his own children, his friends’ children, and the youth he works with every day as a teacher in Za’atari’s formal school.

“What do you tell a boy whose brothers are dead, whose father is still in Syria, and whose mother has other children to look after?” The same man continued with a tone of hopelessness, stuck both emotionally and physically in Jordan - so close to his...MORE

February Regional Update

Since January 1, more than 85,000 Syrians have fled to Jordan for refuge. In one night alone, more than 3,000 people crossed the border - over 250 people per hour and more than 4 people every single minute, each person carrying with them a unique story and a new set of urgent needs. 

With these newest arrivals, Jordan’s estimated refugee population of 400,000 continues to grow. Half of this population is unregistered, some are unfed, some entirely off-grid, and most living off of the fumes and sputters of exhausted hope.    

Zoom out from Jordan and you find...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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