Refugee, Jordanian, and Other Migrant

experiences with integration

 “University Circle,” was once mostly Jordanian college students, but is now home to thousands of Syrian family residences and workplaces.

“University Circle,” was once mostly Jordanian college students, but is now home to thousands of Syrian family residences and workplaces.

 
 

Bonding through Religion

Syrians and Jordanians report their strongest sense of bonding is through the Islamic religion (El Nakib & Ager, 2015). This religious commonality motivates local charitable action and volunteering across Jordan, and Irbid has dozens of trusted and active faith-based charity organizations that support refugees (Ibid). The international community however has deep reservations about engaging with faith-based organizations, and funding from sources other than the Arab Gulf is often earmarked exclusively for secular organizations (Ibid).