Jerusalem MERIT was founded in 2017 in order to support the Iraqi refugee community in Jordan. The president of Jerusalem MERIT, The Reverend Canon Dr Andrew White, formerly known as the ‘Vicar of Baghdad’, was the main pioneer and religious leader supporting Iraqi Christians, Jews and Muslims and engaging in conflict resolution during the many years of national political and religious conflict and turmoil. Jerusalem MERIT continues to support this community which is largely a refugee community currently residing in Jordan. Jerusalem MERIT’s projects include the provision of comprehensive education and medical assistance through the establishment of a school, medical clinic, the provision of food stamp projects and housing assistance for Iraqi refugees of all faiths. Jerusalem MERIT also supports Canon Andrew White in his international reconciliation and diplomatic work, focusing principally on the Middle East.