Turkish Ambassador to Jordan Visits Blumont/IRD Community Center

On February 6, Turkish Ambassador to Jordan Mr. Murat Karagöz visited a community center in Za’atari Camp with a delegation representing the Turkish Embassy in Amman.

The ambassador toured some of Blumont/IRD’s camp facilities, including the community center in district 2, during which he was briefed by the center coordinator and other Syrian volunteers managing the center regarding Blumont/IRD’s programs, courses and activities that regularly take place in the center.

Mr. Karagöz meets with members of the Art Committee at Blumont/IRD-run community center

Mr. Karagöz meets with members of the Art Committee


Mr. Karagöz also visited the art gallery in district 2, where he viewed the outstanding pieces of art created by Za’atari committee members. One of the Syrian artists, Iyad al-Sabbagh, briefed the ambassador about the Art Committee’s work and the various exhibitions they have participated in to-date. As a gift for the visiting delegation, the Art Committee created and presented a miniature model of a tent as a representation of Za’atari Camp.

Mr. Karagöz meets with members of the Women's Committee at Blumont/IRD-run community center

Mr. Karagöz meets with members of the Women’s Committee

Finally, the delegation met with Blumont/IRD’s Women’s Committee members and had a chance to hear about the women’s work in handicrafts, recycling efforts, embroidery trainings, and more. While the Blumont/IRD team in Za’atari was proud to host such an important delegation, it was even more proud of the talent, passion, and ambition that is ever so present in the Syrian community members it aims and strives to serve.


Blumont/IRD helps support refugees in Za’atari Camp through its Community Based Support to Refugees (CBSR IV) program. CBSR IV provides community services and support to refugees in camp and urban settings in Jordan, connecting individuals to essential services like healthcare, vocational training and job placement, with a strong emphasis on education and cohesive development. It is funded by UNHCR.


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