Resettlement and Other Assisted Movement Operations

Resettlement

IOM Jordan provides assistance to refugees accepted for resettlement in third countries, including Australia, Canada, the United States of America and a number of European countries. Refugees in Jordan accepted for resettlement receive assistance during the process, cultural orientation and support during the travel and upon arrival. The resettled refugees are mainly from Iraq and Syria, although nationals from Somalia, Sudan and other countries are included in the programme.

The Resettlement Support Center for the Middle East and North Africa (RSCMENA)

RSCMENA is operated by IOM Jordan and conducts resettlement processing for the United States Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) in sixteen countries throughout the MENA region. Funded by the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM), RSCMENA’s services are completely free and aim to assist refugees with the many steps involved in the resettlement process to the United States. Persons of special humanitarian concern who can establish persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution based on race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion may be considered for admission to the United States as refugees. So far in 2015, over 11,600 refugees arrived in the United States under the assistance of RSC MENA.

Cultural orientation

The final step in the resettlement process before departure is for refugees to take part in a cultural orientation course at IOM's office, so they can be prepared for the differences, challenges, and opportunities they will meet within their new host country.

Other Assisted Movement Operations

IOM in Jordan arranges the transportation for all refugees from the Middle East and North Africa region as well as the transportation of Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) beneficiaries worldwide. IOM Amman Operations works closely with UNHCR, USCIS, RSC Amman, embassies, the ICRC, and US based Resettlement Agencies to arrange safe and timely transportation to the airport of final destination. IOM Amman coordinates the transportation for refugees resettling to Canada, Australia, and a number of European countries. IOM Amman Operations also assists victims of trafficking and other migrants in need of voluntary returns.