The Collateral Repair Project (CRP) was started in 2006 by two American women who wanted to establish an organisation that allowed for a direct connection between citizens of coalition countries and innocent Iraqis who suffered from the consequences of war.
They decided to set up Collateral Repair Project in Amman, Jordan, where many refugees were relocating. Much of CRP’s early work was charity related, but as the organisation grew it ran numerous programmes focusing on community building, education and emergency aid. Activities have greatly expanded over the years and CRP now serves Jordanians as well as Iraqis and other nationals fleeing violence, particularly Syrians who are part of the huge refugee influx into Jordan.
CRP's programmes seek to restore dignity and community among displaced urban refugees as well as to ensure that their basic food and housing needs are met. CRP provides emergency assistance to hundreds of families through in-kind aid, information and referral services, and a monthly food voucher programme which provides eligible households with coupons to purchase fresh produce and groceries. CRP’s Family Resource and Community Center offers many activities and learning opportunities to allow refugees to begin to re-build the communities they lost after fleeing their home countries.