This month, a group of wealthy Syrian expatriate businessmen who oppose the government in Damascus opened a new aid program in Jordan aimed at helping Syrian refugees.
At a warehouse where workers from the Syrian Business Council for Relief and Development loaded sacks of rice into trucks for distribution to refugees, council members handed out rice to Jordanians gathered around the vehicles.
"We know well about the Jordanian economic situation. So we need to help them and to help us," said Dr. Khaled al Mahameed, the council's vice president.
Last week, artillery rumbled in the distance as Mahameed and his colleagues prepared to distribute clothes and shoes to refugees in the Jordanian border town of Ramtha.
Mahameed's hometown of Daraa was just across the border.
"You can walk to my house from here," Mahameed said, pointing to the nearby customs terminal leading to Syria. "But you know the situation. The regime tanks block the border, and you cannot pass."
Later, the Syrian businessmen posed for cameras as they handed out coats to smiling children.
But the new clothes did nothing to stop a 2-year-old Syrian girl named Dareen from crying hysterically.
Her legs were bound in casts after a bomb broke them two and a half months ago.
Dareen is another innocent victim of the brutal conflict next door in Syria.
The little girl also was a reminder that until the fighting stops, the future looks bleak for residents of the growing refugee community in Syria Town.