IRD Jordan was established in 2003 to provide support for our operations in Iraq. Since 2006, however, IRD Jordan has been implementing programs in both Jordan and Lebanon to support Iraqi Refugees with funding from the US Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (BPRM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). USAID is funding IRD Jordan to implement the Community Mobilization and Education Program in public schools in Jordan and a program to construct new schools across the country.
Outreach Services for Iraqi Refugees: Now in its fourth year, OSIR is strengthening the outreach network for UNHCR via cash assistance and community outreach with information and services to assist the Iraqi refugee community residing in Jordan and needy Jordanians. The program helps maintain a minimum standard of living and improves access to education, training, and medical care while the refugees rebuild their lives and make plans for the future.
Community-Based Support Program: Also in its fourth year, CBSP is building the capacity of vulnerable Iraqi refugees with vocational and entrepreneurship training that will enable them to generate income during their stay in Jordan and find employment when they return to Iraq or locate to a third country. During 2012, CBSP is focusing on linking trainees to the local market through one-month internships and job placement.
Health Linkages and National Networks: In its second year, HLNN is increasing awareness of available health services from the Government of Jordan to Iraqis residing in the country. In partnership with 14 Ministry of Health centers, HLNN assists Iraqis to receive services at reduced fees. By targeting women and youth to receive information and training on maternal, child and reproductive healthcare, the project reduces this population’s vulnerability and reliance on parallel health structures. This approach also increases the effectiveness of community-based mechanisms for domestic and gender-based violence mitigation and response.
Community Mobilization for Partnerships in Schools: IRD and the Ministry of Education are partnering on this five-year project designed to complement the Jordan School Reconstruction Project (JSP), which renovates and builds new schools across the country, and USAID’s Education Reform Support Program (ERSP), which provides state-of-the-art school based training program to maximize the impact of the new space. CMP works by developing dynamic community-school partnerships that unite citizens with their schools and empower them to collaborate to the benefit of children, students, pupils, and communities. CMP is active in 67 communities that will receive new or renovated schools through the JSP project.
Jordan Schools Construction and Rehabilitation Program: IRD has begun construction on two contracts with the Jordanian Ministry of Education under the USAID-funded Jordan Schools Construction and Rehabilitation Program I (JSP I). Over the next year, JSP will build almost 40,000 square meters of space. The project team includes 30 construction managers, engineers, and technicians and up to 300 local subcontractors. This $44 million project is IRD’s first infrastructure work in Jordan, building on extensive infrastructure work IRD has implemented in Afghanistan, Iraq, and many other countries.
Entrepreneurship for Refugees in Lebanon: The goal of EfR, now in its third year, is to improve environmental protection and build the entrepreneurial and income-generation skills of vulnerable Iraqi refugees residing in Lebanon. The program focuses on skills that respond to current opportunities in Lebanon, Iraq, and third countries, while also facilitating the legalization of Iraqi male refugees so they can generate incomes while in Lebanon.
Iraq Community Services Project: In 2008, ICSP offered outreach and community and psychosocial services to the Iraqi refugee community. ICSP provided screening, counseling, advanced mental healthcare, and support group counseling, including the psychosocial wellbeing of children. With expertise from the Khiam Rehabilitation Center in Lebanon, IRD established the first advanced psychosocial care center in Jordan. In partnership with the Noor al Hussein Foundation (NHF) of Jordan, IRD expanded the capacity of partnering community centers and provided interactive theater and puppet shows addressing social issues of importance to Iraqi children and their families.
Strategic Health Services: The 2007–09 SHS program, funded by BPRM, managed a large volunteer outreach force to gain access to Iraqi refugee homes, earn their trust, and help them gain access to healthcare services. Through this innovative outreach, IRD was able to provide incomes for over 120 Iraqi women (many of whom were healthcare professionals), build a community network to provide basic healthcare services and referrals, and gain significant insight into – and feedback from – the Iraqi community. SHS provided quality healthcare services that included basic health assessments, healthcare referrals, and primary healthcare. It also expanded the capacity of partner clinics in Irbid and Zarqa to extend healthcare to increased numbers of Iraqis, and it improved the capacity of partner clinics to deliver secondary healthcare and laboratory services as well as dispense medicines to Iraqi refugees.
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