The IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities) distributing floor rugs to Syrian refugees living within the host community in the northern city of Mafraq
which is close to the Syrian border.
The Syrian conflict, which started in March 2011, has led to hundreds of thousands of Syrians fleeing their country. The situation escalated in 2013 with over 2,000 people a day crossing the border into Jordan adding to the already 430,000 who have sought shelter there. The main refugee camp of Zaatari already hosts over 90,000 people whilst the vast majority of refugees have settled within the host communities of Jordan.