Within the framework of a project covering the basic needs of vulnerable Jordanian and Non-Jordanian groups most affected by the pandemic in Jordan that is funded by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), The Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD) enhanced coordination with the Jordanian Ministries of Interior and social development in addition to signing agreements with CBOs members of Jordanian National NGOs Forum (JONAF). The project aims to provide food, financial and medical and health assistance to vulnerable groups in various regions of the Kingdom.
The Jordanian Ministry of the Interior has already started distributing parcels to 4,000 Jordanians and Syrian vulnerable families in coordination with administrative rulers in Irbid Governorate, especially in the areas that were isolated during the month of March due to the outbreak of Coronavirus there, including (Al-Jahfiya, Habaka , Sum, Aidun, Northern Shrine, Al-Hisn, Al-Sareeh). ARDD also cooperated with Khatwat Amal Association in Irbid to follow up on the distribution with the official authorities.
As for financial support, ARDD cooperated with the Ministry of Social Development who provided it with lists of 350 Jordanian families who were most affected in each of Irbid, Karak, Zarqa, Amman and Mafraq, which ARDD targeted with cash assistance amounting to 75 dinars per family. ARDD also provided finaincial support to Jordanian NGOs Forum (JONAF) lists namely I am Human the Association for Persons with Disabilities, which amounted to 40 Jordanian families with disabilities, and the Tamkeen Center list, which included 75 families of daily workers and the list of the Justice Center, which included 65 families, in addition to the 70 families included in the list of the Jordanian Paramedic Society. The total number of families that benefit from financial aid (JOD75 / family) is 1000 families in the five governorates equally between the most vulnerableJordanians and Syrian refugees families. The project also includes providing health parcels and medical visits to 700 families.
ARDD has transformed part of its projects and programs to respond to the crisis, and identified four areas of its relief efforts namely: financial aid, medical and health assistance, the distribution of food, in addition to the recent launch of the “Harat Al Ouneh” initiative. These efforts are supported by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), UN Women, the Swiss Agency for Cooperation and Development, and the Islamic Relief France
and are implemented throughout Jordan by ARDD in cooperation with JONAF members throughout Jordan.