Since the worsening of the Syrian crisis in April, 2011, 4,7 million people took refuge in the nearby countries (source : UNHCR). Jordan is also one of the first host countries of these Syrian populations. The living conditions of the refugees deteriorate especially as they do not have the right to work. 93% of the Syrian refugees live under the poverty line.
The situation of host populations is more and more tightened. Indeed, the presence of refugees in Jordan causes an inflation and increases de facto the on-the-spot cost of living.
Description of the mission
Première Urgence Internationale has had a presence in Jordan since 2013. The aim of the NGO is to provide a complete and multisector humanitarian assistance to help the populations affected by the Syrian crisis, in the governorates of Balqa, Amman, Jerash and Zarqa. The governorate of Amman is the one which hosts most Syrian refugees.
In 2015-2016, the association developed a program with two sides. On one side, it consists in addressing the most urgent needs of the Syrian refugees trough cash distribution, on the other, it consists in supporting the most vulnerable local populations and in improving their access to health and to education, two expensive services.
Premiere Urgence Internationale in action
Première Urgence Internationale developed an integrated approach in order to address the various needs of populations. First of all, the mission brings support to local services in primary health and offers a psychosocial assistance.
The NGO also leads activities in shelter and distributes kits of construction and brings an emergency answer with cash distribution.