Why do we support Syrian refugees?

In this short piece our Chief Officer, Steven Smith, explains why International Refugee Trust is helping to rebuild the lives of Syrian refugees in Jordan. The civil war in Syria has resulted in a refugee situation on a catastrophic scale: 13.5 million Syrians require humanitarian assistance Of which more than 6 million are internally displaced […]

Our year at a glance: Supporting Syrian refugees in Jordan

Over 80 years ago, two Italian Catholic hospitals were set up to provide free medical care to refugees and the most vulnerable – one in the capital city, Amman, the other in Karak, 129 kilometres further south. With generous gifts from our committed supporters IRT has been supporting the hospitals in providing vital care to refugees […]

Words from Steve: Thanks to you we’re reaching refugees and the most vulnerable

Over the last year we have witnessed insurmountable generosity from you, our committed supporters. Although the situation for millions of refugees and displaced people around the globe remains dire, your generous donations have allowed us to make a significant impact for the good. We feel both proud and humbled that your gifts have been able […]

What Jordan can learn from Uganda: The Refugee Crisis

There has never been a universal approach to dealing with the many refugee crises throughout history. Some countries handle influxes of refugees better than others. This is because many countries have not created policies to support refugees, and in times of crisis, are caught in a bind, where they support the intake of refugees, but […]

Poverty: The main obstacle to development

While IRT and countless other charities focus on access to education, clean water and improved sanitation practices, one major issue remains. Poverty. Poverty is the original source of suffering that is preventing millions of people to improve their livelihoods. At IRT, we want to support the communities we work with to lift themselves out of […]

Jordan and the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Jordan is one of few countries around the world that have highly prioritised the safety of their Syrian neighbours. Jordan shares a border with Syria, so they have taken responsibility in helping Syrians escape the brutal civil war and violence that has come with it. Jordan has taken in 1,265,000 refugees, 657,422 of whom are […]

Ride London 2017

  Do you enjoy cycling? Do you want to help our efforts in rebuilding the lives of refugees? Why not take part in the largest cycling event in the UK? Join Team IRT for Ride London 2017. The Prudential Ride London is a 100-mile journey from the bustling capital city into the Surrey’s spectacular countryside. […]

Great North Run 2017

The beginning of February is a crucial time when it comes to making or breaking New Year’s resolutions. Was your resolution to be more active? Or are you setting out to try something you’ve never done before? Why not train for a half marathon? The Great North Run, held in Newcastle Upon Tyne on 10 […]

Run the Great North Run in support of refugees

  Great North Run, the world’s greatest half marathon The Great North Run can’t be beaten. It attracts world class athletes like Mo Farah and Haile Gebrselassie, is televised by the BBC, and has over 57,000 other runners from around the world taking part. What’s more, the atmosphere is absolutely electric with thousands of people cheering you on […]

4 things I learned from visiting Jordan

I’ve recently returned from visiting Jordan where IRT help support two hospitals (known as the Italian Hospitals) to provide free medical care to Syrian refugees. It was IRT’s first visit since the Syrian conflict broke out, five years ago, and my first ever time travelling in the Middle East – I want to share with […]