CRP was founded in 2006 by two American women who saw a need for direct connection between citizens of countries that invaded Iraq and innocent Iraqis seeking refuge from war. 

In 2013, following the large influx of Syrian refugees fleeing the civil war in Syria, CRP started to serve Syrians alongside Iraqis. However, at the same time, CRP realized that non-Syrian minority refugee populations in Amman were being largely neglected by international funds, and faced severe discrimination. Consequently, CRP adopted a vulnerability-based approach wherein individuals would be provided for based on their need not their nationality. Today, CRP serves Jordanians as well as other nationals fleeing violence in their home countries such as Sudanese, Somalis, Yemenis, Iraqis, Syrians, and Palestinians.

In 2018, CRP opened its Downtown center in the middle of Amman’s historic Wasat al-Balad. The location of this center is much more accessible for Jordan’s Sudanese, Somali, and Yemeni populations.

In the beginning, CRP mainly offered emergency assistance like food vouchers, and English classes for those applying for resettlement. However, due to the very small rate of resettlement and protracted crises in refugees’ origin countries it became evident that more durable solutions were necessary.  Because of this, CRP began to offer educational, recreational, mental health and wellbeing, and income-generating programs alongside emergency assistance. Community members are encouraged to not only attend, but also, over time, take an active role in leading programs and in community service–key drivers of resilience.

Collateral Repair Project is a 501(c)(3) organization in The United States of America and is registered with Jordan’s Ministry of Social Development.