Where We Work
Enabling Dignity in Urban Displacement
RPI is currently working with grassroots nonprofit implementing partners in southern Turkey and Lebanon to co-design, fund, and monitor humanitarian projects implemented for Syrian refugees and IDPs across the Middle East. RPI’s nonprofit partners are responsible for the implementation of past and/or ongoing projects in the following locations:
Locations of projects in southern Turkey:
Location of projects in Syria:
- Underserved neighborhoods of Aleppo
- Daraa province
- Eastern Ghouta
- Idlib province
Location of projects in Lebanon:
- Bekaa Valley
- Shatila (upcoming)
Shaded areas = Areas of Interest | Circles = Projects by RPI’s nonprofit partners
Basmeh and Zeitooneh was launched in 2012, in Lebanon to fill the gaps in humanitarian and livelihoods assistance provided to Syrian refugees, with a particular focus on women and children. Basmeh and Zeitooneh has since expanded to operate within Sanliurfa, Turkey, and Aleppo and Idlib, Syria. Led by expatriate Syrian staff located in Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan, this NGO has sound ties with the international humanitarian community.Basmeh and Zeitooneh
Olive Branch has benefited thousands of internally displaced Syrians and local residents within the Daraa and Alqunaitera provinces of southern Syria since 2012 through its projects in education, humanitarian aid, development, and agriculture. The NGO has over 240 staff based primarily within Syria, and is led by Syrian expatriates in Turkey, Lebanon, and other host countries. Respected by the international humanitarian community, Olive Branch has unique access to this region of Syria and locally sources the majority of its project inputs.Olive Branch
The Sustainable International Medical Relief Organization was established by a group of Syrian doctors in 2014. SIMRO supports long-term strategic medical relief projects in Syria. SIMRO recognized the need to move hospitals underground for greater safety during the armed conflict. In 2016, SIMRO began rehabilitating the underground floors of the Avicenna National Hospital in Idlib with international funding. SIMRO is partnering with RPI to complete the construction of the Women and Children’s Hospital in this facility and to support future staff training and operations. SIMRO is based in Turkey, where it is a registered NGO.
MAPS was set-up in 2013 by a Syrian neurosurgeon and initially operated under the wings of several non-profit entities in Lebanon before securing its own NGO status in early 2015. MAPS has provided over 400,000 Syrian refugees in Bekaa Valley and Aarsal with non-formal education, health care, continuing education, community service, and relief items. The NGO has 220 Syrian staff working on its education programs. MAPS is also registered in Germany and receives funding from several other aid agencies.
Aosus is a Syrian NGO operating within the besieged Syrian city of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, and in surrounding areas. Aosus provides educational and recreational opportunities for children, relief items, and support for livelihoods.
The Ulfah House project was initiated by a Syrian expatriate in Gaziantep, Turkey, to provide vital housing and livelihoods support to vulnerable women and children fleeing Syria. Widowed and orphaned, the families assisted by Ulfah House regain their dignity and sense of self-protection by accessing urban housing, external job training, and income generation opportunities both within the respected Ulfah House kitchen and through facilitated access to private sector employers.Ulfah House