ICMC has been assisting Iraqi asylum seekers in Lebanon and Jordan since 2002 and in Syria since 2006, working together with Caritas Jordan, Lebanon and Syria and Terre des Hommes. ICMC has been providing health, humanitarian and education assistance to Iraqi, non-Iraqi refugees and vulnerable host nationals.
Since March 2012 ICMC has been implementing emergency interventions in northern Jordan assisting vulnerable Syrian refugees, with funding from the European Community Humanitarian Office (ECHO) and United States Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (BPRM). In February 2013, ICMC received funding from the Vatican to scale-up ongoing operations assisting Syrian refugees.
In Syria, the program interventions are supported by BPRM (since 2006) and by ECHO (since 2007) funding. ICMC’s strategy is to identify and serve the needs of the most vulnerable segments of the population of concern, to increase access to services and to expand its program beyond humanitarian assistance to address durable solutions and protection needs. Current and past assistance activities include provision of health (in- and out-patient) assistance, humanitarian assistance (NFI distribution) and support to formal, non-formal and vocational education.
ICMC's work has been supported by the US Government's Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migrants (BPRM), the European Commission's Humanitarian Organisation (ECHO), UNHCR and the Swiss Federal Department for Foreign Affairs.