RE-STRAPH - Relief, Recovery and Resilience strengthening through protection and health services in Jordan

Contract partner: Caritas Österreich Country: Jordanien Funding amount: € 1.000.000,00 Project start: 15.04.2023 End: 14.07.2024

Short Description:

Overall goal

1. The immediate protection risks, especially gender-specific protection risks (GBV, child marriage, child labor, exploitation, human trafficking etc.) of vulnerable girls, boys, women and men, from the host and refugee community are reduced and their resilience is improved through protection and counselling services.

2.Vulnerable girls, boys, women and men from the host and refugee community members have met their humanitarian gender specific health needs and increased their resilience towards health risks.


Expected results

- At risk girls, boys, women and men are provided equitable, dignified and safe access to accessible protection services through effective case management;

- Girls, boys, women and men refugees and vulnerable host community members have improved their resilience to cope with stressors and increased awareness on protection topics through effective case management;

- Vulnerable girls, boys, women and men have equitable and dignified access to life saving primary and secondary health care services;

- Pregnant and lactating women and children under 5 show an improved health status;

- Patients with non-communicable diseases strengthen their resilience to cope with their health condition through the effective application of coping strategies.


Target group / Beneficiaries

Overall, the project is directly targeting 5.850 women, girls, boys and men (unique beneficiaries).

Location: Jordan – Amman, Irbid, Mafraq, Zarqa.


• Provision of equitable, dignified and safe access to accessible protection services through effective case management;

• Group counselling sessions, gender sensitivity awareness sessions, awareness sessions on rights and entitlements, such as women’s rights, labour law;

• Provision of cash for protection for the most vulnerable beneficiaries, identified through case management;

• Provision of primary and secondary health care services through the Caritas clinics and referrals to external service providers;

• Health care services for pregnant and lactating women and children under 5, including screening, treatment, nutritionist consultations, reproductive health consultations;

• Provision of monthly medication, screenings and consultations, management course for patients with non-communicable diseases.



In its 12th year of the Syrian crises, refugees and vulnerable Jordanians are still suffering from a lack of protection and survival services, such as health care services, financial support, mental health and psycho-social support. A vast majority of vulnerable households is at particular risk to sudden protection needs.

Conflict and displacement are driving escalating levels of sexual and gender based violence, exploitation and abuse towards girls and women. Due to the high influx of refugees, public health facilities are under pressure and overcrowded. Health needs of the population in Jordan are increasing and vulnerable Jordanians and refugees are in need of both, primary and secondary health care. Furthermore, Pregnant and Lactating Women (PLW) lack access to examination to monitor the pregnancy as well as check-ups for infants after delivery.


project number 2694-04/2023
source of funding AKF
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Maßnahmen zum Wiederaufbau und Rehabilitierung nach Katastrophen
modality Project-type interventions
marker Gender: 1, Democracy: 2, Poverty: 1
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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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