Dispatches from the Field

Laylan 2 Camp, Iraq

Laylan 2 Camp Celebration Draws Residents Together

On March 27, Laylan 2 camp in Iraq held a celebration marking the start of the spring season and Nowruz (the Iranian New Year), which drew a huge crowd of nearly 350 internally displaced persons (IDPs). The celebration involved a number of fun activities including reciting poetry, trivia, Arabic traditional dancing, and the performance of a play. 
Za'atari Camp, Jordan

UN Secretary-General Atónio Guterres Visits Za’atari Refugee Camp

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres paid a visit to one of IRD/Blumont’s community center libraries, where he met female students involved in the TIGER reading program. On March 28, Mr. Guterres toured the Za’atari refugee camp and was welcomed to the library of Community Center 7 by IRD/Blumont project officer Mais Abdelhaleem and a number of girls participating in the These Inspiring Girls Enjoy Reading (TIGER) program.