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No exit: Jordan’s most vulnerable refugees

by Liz Mermin | Thomson Reuters Foundation

Jayne Fleming is the leader of the Reed Smith Refugee Protection Project, a mobile legal clinic offering legal and psychosocial support to some of Jordan’s most vulnerable refugees – mostly from Syria, Iraq, or Sudan. Their goal is to resettle their clients to third countries where they can start their lives anew.

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Their clients include victims of torture incapacitated by trauma, children with life-threatening or degenerative illnesses, and victims of rape or gender-based violence. They want to get to countries that can provide support which is unavailable in Jordan. If they don’t achieve this, many may not survive.