Rebuild and Revitalize (Homes)
One of many camps targeted with this project, the Jerash camp, also known as the "Gaza camp", lies 3 miles outside the city of Jerash. Its inhabitants take shelter in unsafe living conditions and lack access to public services otherwise available to residents who have Jordanian nationalization, like health insurance or university enrollment. Hanan Refugee Relief Group hopes to finish coordinating a project that will help rebuild the homes of many while creating a means for sustainable income through various vocational projects.
Jerash camp was established in 1968 for 11,500 Palestinian refugees displaced from the Gaza strip as a result of the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. Per a Fafo report in 2013 by the Norwegian research foundation, it is the poorest of the 10 Palestinian refugee camps in Jordan. 52.7% have income below the national poverty line. Many homes are still built with corrugated zinc and asbestos sheets.
Part One: Home Rebuilding
- Homes will be rebuilt with more durable and sustainable material
- Projected cost per house ~$4,200 (JOD 3,000)
Part Two: Vocation and Sustainability
- Help establish long-term self-sustainable means of income to help integrate refugees into their host communities
- Projects range from building communal sources of income through establishments that serve as service/product businesses and sites for vocational training to individualized projects for specific families.
- Community vocational projects include establishments like salons, kitchens and sewing/tailoring shops to build income and facilate the training of refugees to enter trades like cosmetology, food service, and clothing production/alteration
- Individual projects are on a case by case basis and will be presented on our website upon approval