Contribution to the UNFPA Jordan Response Plan in the Health Sector/Sexual reproductive Rights

Contract partner: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund - United States Country: Jordanien Funding amount: € 1.000.000,00 Project start: 01.01.2016 End: 31.12.2018

Short Description:

Overall goal

The programme aims at delivering life-saving basic emergency obstetric and neonatal care (BEmOC) services to Syrian population residing in Zaatari camp, Jordan, and improved access to sexual reproductive health (SRH) services and life skills for Syrian youth refugees in Zaatari camp.

Expected results

The program targets 79,400 registered Syrian refugees living in Zaatari camp (Jordan), with a specific focus on women of reproductive age as well as youth.

Target group / Beneficiaries

The Austrian contribution ensures that 15.000 women under the age of 18 have access to sexual reproductive health services and consultations and 3.000 girls under the age of 18 are provided access with sexual reproductive health services and consultations. Moreover, the Austrian support provides 700 youth access to reproductive health and life skills services at the youth centre per annum and makes available to 150 Syrian male and female youth participation in at least one (1) initiative promoting healthy lifestyles in their communities in Zaatari camp.

The Austrian support makes possible the provision of 60.000 consultations in the area of reproductive health services, while ensuring 2.000 safe deliveries in the presence of skilled attendants. Additionally, 7.000 men are able to make use of health services, including family planning commodities, counseling, health education, awareness raising and sexually transmitted infections management.

Finally, the Austrian contribution allows for all women in Zaatari refugee camp to give birth monitored by skilled staff.



Within the programme, UNFPA provides - inter alia - comprehensive sexual reproductive health services including delivery care, antenatal care, post-natal care, family planning services, management of sexually trasnmitted infections and clinical management of rape (CMR) as well as improved access to sexual reproducive health services and life skills activities both recreational and educational for Syrian youth refugees in Zaatari camp


Jordan is host to about 1.4 million Syrians, including around 630,000 refugees. While some 83 per cent of all refugees have settled in host communities, particularly in the urban area of Amman and the Northern Governorates of Jordan, the remaining are hosted in refugee camps. The Jordan Response Plan 2016-2018 is a call for collective action to better support Syrian refugees and Jordanian people, communities and institutions. The total cost of response interventions in the JRP2016-18 is US$ 7,987,632,501 for three years. For 2016, the prgramme envisions to contribute US$ 183,354,762 to the Health Sector.

project number 2691-01/2016
source of funding AKF
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
tied 0
modality Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO)
marker Gender: 2, Reproductive health: 2
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    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 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
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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