Hope & Trust’s work began with Iraqi refugees who came to Amman in Jordan as a result of the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Our primary focus was to aid Iraqi refugees with preparing their asylum cases, so that they could be resettled in another country and begin a new life there. We also sought to assist them in small measure by helping to meet their basic needs. This work continues to this day.
Since 2012, Hope & Trust has also sought to support some of the very many Syrian refugees, who came to Jordan seeking refuge from the spiralling violence of the civil war there. People will often arrive with just the clothes on their backs. As most Syrians express a strong desire to return to their homeland, the option of resettlement is less pressing, but the need for practical and personal support is as great as ever.
It is a sad irony that some of these recent refugees are from Iraq initially, who resettled in Syria to escape sectarian violence wracking their homeland, but who now have become displaced for yet a second time, coming to Jordan to flee the terror and bombings in their once adopted home.
Hope & Trust has been also able to support a number of other nationalities, who living in Jordan, are unable to obtain Jordanian citizenship status and earn a living.