In continuation of its relief efforts and in implementation of its preparatory plan and the Jordanian NGOs Forum (JONAF) response plan to coronavirus, and with the support of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Arab renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD) in cooperation with JHCO and JONAF members continue to support Over 1,460 families from the most affected groups are refugees and host communities in Amman, Zarqa, and Mafraq.
ARDD partnered with the JONAF member Child Care Charitable Association, to distribute aid to the most affected families in Mafraq within the Northern Badia region, including essential food and health needs of children in addition to restoring damaged houses for families in informal settlements. In addition to launching Safety Distance Initiative in cooperation with the security services, which included distributing protection tools (masks, gloves, sterilizers) to malls and commercial centres in Mafraq, and adding marks to ensure that safe distancing is being observed in these locations.
ARDD’s partner also provided health supplies to the Northern Badia Hospital in Mafraq. Thus, enhancing collaboration between government agencies and civil society organizations.
ARDD also provided Anti-Human Trafficking Unit in Amman with health supplies. In addition to launching Supportive Neighborhood Initiative (Harat Al Ouneh) in East Amman, in cooperation with the Hara Association, in Baqa’a camp in cooperation with the Amal Association for Social Development, Al Zarqaa in cooperation with Ahl Al Himeh Ladies Association, and youth initiatives in Jerash camp, and those in the Yajouz region that seek to provide assistance to daily workers. Through this initiative, JONAF coordinator, ARDD seeks to reach out to all governorates in cooperation with local associations, stimulate youth initiatives to enhance the spirit of solidarity, and spread awareness about the crisis and how to deal with its economic, social and security implications.
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.