Show simple item record Caroline Blayney en 2015-02-11T09:23:29Z 2015-02-11T09:23:29Z 2011 2015-02-11
dc.description.abstract Following the 2003 American-led invasion and ensuing sectarian fighting, many Iraqis have sought refuge in Jordan. As of 2010, it is estimated that up to half a million Iraqis reside in Jordan. In response to the invasion and refugee crisis, some members of the Iraqi American diaspora have sought ways to contribute to the support of refugees. In the United States, members of the Iraqi American diaspora have created philanthropic organizations to help meet the assistance needs of these Iraqi refugees. These organizations hold mandates for promoting educational exchange, poverty alleviation, and medical aid. Founded and funded in the United States, they have not only assisted Iraqis in exile but also have fostered community and relationships amongst members of the Iraqi diaspora. By examining established diasporic philanthropy organizations and their mechanisms for providing assistance to refugees, conclusions can be drawn about what component factors are important to leverage and sustain these organizations and their work. This deeper understanding of the Iraqi diaspora’s work in Jordan reveals the challenges diaspora organizations can face in Jordan’s institutional environment as well as their potential as partners for international aid organizations. en_US
dc.format.extent 021 p. en_US
dc.format.medium journals (periodicals) en_US
dc.format.medium papers (document genres) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Philanthropy en_US
dc.subject Jordan en_US
dc.subject Iraq en_US
dc.subject Diaspora en_US
dc.subject Refugees en_US
dc.title Iraqi American Diasporic Philanthropic Remittances to Iraqi Refugees in Jordan: Past Projects and Potential for Future Partnerships en_US
dc.type Text en_US American University in Cairo. John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement en_US
dc.rights.license Copyright @ John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement; 2011 en_US

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