Welcome to Rescue

Our main objective is to help Jordanian, Lebanese and Iraqi (Kurdistan Region) Universities in structuring an effective response to refugees crisis.

We do believe education is a human right to be guaranteed to all people and our effort is directed toward it.

By creating the Refugee Student Operational Support Unit – R-SOS we will provide local Universities a fundamental tool in order to structure specific services supporting the refugee students in resuming their academic or training path.



Dissemination Conference in the Lebanese University on “Refugees Education Support in MENA Countries”, and Opening of the R-SOS Units – 14 March 2019

Under the patronage of the President of the Lebanese University (LU), Professor Fouad Ayoub, the dissemination conference of the RESCUE “Refugees Education Support in MENA Countries” Project was held at the Lebanese University, Central Administration on behalf of the Lebanese partner universities, the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) and the Lebanese International University (LIU). […]

R-SOS Unit opened at Zarqa University premises

Under the patronage of Dr. Mahmoud Abu Shaera’, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Zarqa Company for Education and Investment, and Prof. Dr. Bassam Al-Helou, President of Zarqa University, as well as representatives of the UNIMED attended the opening of the Refugee Student Support Unit (R_SOS UNIT) at Zarqa University. Prof. Dr. Bassam Al-Helou […]

RESCUE 5th Partnership meeting in Duhok from 16-17 January 2019

Within the framework of the EU-funded Project RESCUE (Refugee Education Support in MENA Countries) coordinated by the Mediterranean Universities Union (UNIMED), which aims to support Syrian refugee students in Higher Education, the Lebanese University is currently participating in the 5th Partnership Meeting hosted by the University of Duhok and Duhok Polytechnic University, Iraq. Several partners from European and Arab Universities and associations are expected to […]

RESCUE informative session at DOMIZ 1 Refugee Camp

In the afternoon of the 15th January, the partners of RESCUE and R-SOS staff moved to Domiz 1 camp where they held an informative session with Syrian refugees, to raise the awareness on the services offered by the R-SOS units and receive first feedbacks from them. The meeting was attended by around 60 camp refugees, plus the […]

“R-SOS supporting units” opened in Duhok: mentoring, orientation and support for local communities, Internally Displaced Peoples and refugees

Last 15 January 2019 the University of Duhok and the Duhok Polytechnic University, with an official ceremony, celebrated the opening of two offices at the core of their campuses: the Refugee Student Operational Support Unit or R-SOS Unit. After two years of activities, trainings for local partner universities staff and study visits performed in Europe, the University of Duhok […]


UNIMED, Mediterranean Universities Union, Italy
UNIROMA1, Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
TUB, Technische Universitaet Berlin, Germany
IAU, Istanbul Aydin University, Turkey
UB, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
USEK, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Lebanon
LU, Lebanese University, LU
UoD, University of Duhok, Iraq
DPU, Duhok Polytecnic University, Iraq
AArU, Association of Arab Universities, Jordan
YU, Yarmouk University, Jordan
ZUJ, Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan, Jordan
ZU, Zarqa University, Jordan