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) partnered with the Jordanian Paramedic (JPS). The project aims to provide food, financial and medical and health assistance to vulnerable groups in various regions of the Kingdom.
Since the start of the crisis, throughout Ramadan, and as part of the preparations for the Eid, ARDD’s partner JPS and its field team have been working to distribute food and hygiene parcels to 500 Jordanian and Syrian families in the governorates of Irbid, Amman, Zarqa, Mafraq and Karak. In addition to conducting medical home visits to 200 families from the most affected groups, to assess the medical and health needs of the beneficiaries by providing medical examination services and medicines through a specialized medical team, and prescribing medication prescription when needed to be dispensed from pharmacies of 16 partner hospitals. JPS team is also working on distributing cash financial aid (75 JOD per family) to 1000 families from Jordanians, Syrians and other nationalities most affected by this pandemic in these governorates to support them in purchasing their essential needs.
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 French Islamic Relief and are implemented throughout Jordan by ARDD in cooperation with JONAF members throughout Jordan.