Contribution to ICRC's Activities in Jordan under the ICRC Disability and Mine Action Appeal 2019

Contract partner: ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross - SwitzerlandCountry: Jordanien Funding amount: € 500.000,00Project start: 01.01.2019End: 31.12.2019

Short Description:

Overall goal

Immediate needs regarding mine risk education and physical rehabilitation of vulnerable people affected by conflict and/or situation of violence in Jordan are covered.

Expected results

The ICRC aims to achieve the following results for 2019:

- University of Jordan prosthetics and orthotics programme in terms of capacity and outreach strengthened

- Physical rehabilitation material needs at Al-Bashir Hospital for up to 100 people with disabilities covered

- Access to health and physical rehabilitation/prosthesis services for host population and (Syrian) refugees in Al-Bashir Hospital increased to 5.000 beneficiaries per year

Target group / Beneficiaries

With an Austrian contribution of EUR 500,000, earmarked to the ICRC Disability and Mine Action activities in Jordan, and supporting 3.500 beneficiaries, the ICRC aims to reach the following results:

- Support of the University of Jordan prosthetics and orthotics programme to receive official accreditation (through the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics), including 52 students from University of Jordan (prosthetics and orthotics Programm) being eductated at Al-Bashir Hospital

- Physical rehabilitation material needs at Al-Bashir Hospital for up to 69 people with disabilities

- Access to health and physical rehabilitation/prosthesis services for host population and (Syrian) refugees in Al-Bashir Hospital increased to 3442 beneficiaries per year


Activities include:

- Support Al-Bashir Hospital to prepare for emergencies and provide support for first-aid, ambulance, and physical rehabilitation services.

- Provide know how to establish the design of an instructor course for prosthetics and orthotics programme courses

- Provide equipment to operate 2 rehabilitation centers


Jordan continues to deal with the consequences of armed conflict in the region. Some 660,000 people who had fled the conflict in Syria, and were registered by the UNHCR, are in Jordan, along with thousands of undocumented migrants. Most of them live in host communities; about 20% of the people registered by the UNHCR are in camps.

The ICRC concentrates on mine-action initiatives and on assisting survivors of mines, cluster munitions and explosive remnants of war (ERW) because of its extensive operational presence in areas affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence, and its role in the development and implementation of international humanitarian law (IHL) and related legal frameworks. In 2019, the ICRC in Jordan focuses on supporting the University of Jordan for developing its prosthetics and orthotics programme, with a view to making formal training in this field more accessible to people in Jordan and in the wider region.

project number2694-13/2019
source of fundingAKF
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
modalityContributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO)
marker Gender: 1, Poverty: 1
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    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
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    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
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