available to provide periodic supervision for staff of other service providers in identification and referral of persons in need of psychosocial care.
Although the recently released Fafo study produced a reduced estimate of the number of Iraqi refugees and asylum seekers in Jordan, there remain anxious heads of households without work, unsupervised children out of school, single mothers struggling to care for their children, torture survivors afraid to venture outside their doors and cancer patients without treatment. The needs are complex and multiple and easy solutions are hard to grasp.
As the full range of services is currently being put in place, now is the time to stitch them together and fill in the gaps with such measures as comprehensive case management and value- added community centers. This needs to be done to ensure that the most vulnerable will receive some measure of comfort and care. Coordination among the service providers has begun, but it is not a well-oiled machine and a lot of time must be spent to determine who is doing what where and for whom.
The willingness of agencies to collaborate and cooperate is evident from the people we met, who shared with us their work and their plans for improving the quality and quantity of the services provided, to effectively reach more and more people.
The authors hope that this report will contribute to this end.
Report of the ICMC / USCCB Mission – Protection Needs in Jordan