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Jordan

In Jordan, HI provides rehabilitation services to people with disabilities or injured during the Syrian conflict and who have fled to Jordan, including particularly vulnerable people. The organisation also implements projects to promote better recognition of the rights of people with disabilities in Jordan.

An HI physiotherapist examines Qasem, a 10-year-old Syrian girl with dwarfism, Jordan.

© Dan Giannopoulos / HI

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Since the summer of 2012, Humanity & Inclusion (HI) has been working alongside Syrian refugees and vulnerable people in Jordan, including people with disabilities. The organisation provides rehabilitation services: physiotherapy and orthopaedic equipment services to people with disabilities or injuries in the centres set up in refugee camps and in hospitals and clinics. The organisation also provides training to the local staff.

In addition, HI has set up several permanent and mobile "disability and vulnerability" centres to ensure that the most vulnerable people receive the help they need: rehabilitation care, prostheses, mobility aids (crutches, wheelchairs, etc.), psychosocial support and assistance in accessing other forms of humanitarian aid.

To date, in Jordan, approximately 200,000 Syrian refugees have benefited from these initiatives.

Finally, HI works with organisations of people with disabilities, helping them to obtain greater recognition of their rights at national level.

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, HI has continued to help the world’s most vulnerable people. We have adapted our interventions in more than 45 countries.

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Mohamad's Story: “I had a one-in-a-hundred chance of survival"
© S. Khalifat / HI
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Mohamad's Story: “I had a one-in-a-hundred chance of survival"

Mohamad is one of thousands of victims who have experienced the impact of bombing in populated areas. After an explosion hit near his home in 2012, he became paralysed from the waist down. This is Mohamad's story of how he has learned to rebuild his life with support from Humanity & Inclusion (HI).

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© S. Khalifat / HI
Explosive weapons Rehabilitation

“I feel blessed to walk again"

Malik was just 13 years old when his home in Syria was bombed. From having his leg amputated to attending rehabilitation sessions and focusing on his mental health, the road to recovery has been long. Humanity & Inclusion's (HI) team in Jordan have supported Malik throughout this journey.

Salam’s story: support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery continues in 2021
© S.Khlaifat/HI
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Salam’s story: support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery continues in 2021

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Background

Jordan is considered one of the most stable countries in the region. Although it has an average human development index, there are still significant inequalities among the population.

More than 650,000 Syrian refugees are currently living there. In April 2014, a survey conducted in Lebanon and Jordan by HI and HelpAge International showed that 5.7% of refugees, more than 90,000 individuals, had serious injuries. In addition, in three out of four cases, the injuries will result in permanent disability due to their severity and lack of medical care.

Persons with disabilities represent one of the most vulnerable groups of the population in Jordan, particularly if they live in rural and remote areas. A major step forward in protecting their rights was taken when Jordan ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in 2008. However, people with disabilities are very little involved in the development of public policy.

Number of HI staff members: 68

Program launch date: 2006

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