Rukban refugee camp, syria
The Situation in The Berm
Imagine huddling with your family in frozen conditions, trying desperately to warm each other – or that the home you knew all your life is gone, now just a war-zone where violence is law. The Syrian refugees trapped on The Berm don't need to imagine; this is their reality.
The Berm is a strip of no man's land situated on the borders of Syria and Jordan, where over 75,000 refugees currently face devastating winter conditions. The camp was never intended to hold this many people, but due to Jordan's closed borders after a bombing in June 2016, these people are now stranded with war-torn Syria at their backs.
WHAT WE DO
The scale of it can be suffocating, making it seem as though there's no way to assist this dire situation. We at Refugee Utility Project know first hand this isn't true. In collaboration with Acting For Change International, we have built a school for the children of Rukban refugee camp, one of the camps on the Berm. We hope creating this school will enable us to expand into sanitation and medical aid as soon as possible.
All children are entitled to an education, and at RUP it is our ambition to give these children a real chance at life through learning. Any proceeds will be put towards the school. Don't think of it as $10 towards roof tiles and floorboards, but towards a brighter future for the children of Rubkan.