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 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 aid to support 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 aid.
The NGO also leads activities in shelter and distributes kits of construction and brings an emergency answer with cash distribution.
Improving access to safe delivery for vulnerable women in Jordan
Thanks to the support of the European Union and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Première Urgence Internationale has provided information and cash assistance to facilitate access to health services for vulnerable households in Jordan. Since June 2018 and up to late August, the program benefited to 1,600 households, i.e 7,321 people, contributing to reduce preventable mortality in the country.
Facilitate access to employment in Jordan
Première Urgence Internationale supports vulnerable Jordanians and Syrian refugees since 2013, through a multisectorial response. To respond humanitarian needs in a sustainable way, the NGO prioritizes livelihood activities. One of the objectives is to enable refugees and vulnerable host populations to enter the labor market.