( To match story JORDAN-REFUGEES/LAWYERS embargoed 5 AM BST 20 JUNE ) Jayne Fleming is the leader of the Reed Smith Refugee Protection Project, a mobile legal clinic offering legal and psychosocial support to some of Jordan’s most vulnerable refugees – mostly from Syria, Iraq, or Sudan. Their goal is to resettle their clients to third countries where they can start their lives anew.
Their clients include victims of torture incapacitated by trauma, children with life-threatening or degenerative illnesses, and victims of rape or gender-based violence. They want to get to countries that can provide support which is unavailable in Jordan. If they don’t achieve this, many may not survive.