Refugees with disabilities in Jordan experience barriers to accessing health care services and integrated rehabilitation services, especially in hard to reach areas of Amman, Zarqa and Irbid.

Through this action, UPP aims at enhancing the quality of life for Syrian refugees and host community members with disabilities, injuries, impairments and mental health disorders, meeting their most urgent health and protection needs and promoting their inclusion and participation in the community.

The intervention aims to reach 1400 people among women, girls, men, and boys Syrian refugees and members of the host community.

The project aims at reaching Persons with Disabilities in remote and conservative areas who face exclusion from health services due to social constraints. The project is combining provision of physical rehabilitation services with training on basic rehabilitation for caregivers of Persons with Disabilities, in addition to the provision of psychological counselling services.

Through the Mobile Unit, the project aims at providing home based rehabilitation assistance, provision and distribution of mobility aids and empowerment through capacity development for persons with disabilities and their caregivers in hard to reach areas. A physiotherapist, an occupational therapist, a social worker and a referral officer compose the Mobile Unit.

The project is co-funded by UN OCHA – Jordan Humanitarian Fund and the Otto per Mille funds of the Waldensian Church.

Project Title: Jayeen. Addressing health and protection needs of marginalized adults and children with disabilities, injuries and impairments from the Syrian refugee and Jordanian communities residing in Amman, Zarqa and Irbid governorates through comprehensive rehabilitation and mental health care interventions. 

Project sector: Protection, Health and Disability

Beneficiaries: People with disabilities from the refugee and host communities

Total duration of the action (months): August 2019 - July 2021

Project Areas: Governorates of Amman, Zarqa and Irbid, Jordan

Local Partners: Our Step, Be Positive

Donor: UNOCHA – Jordan Humanitarian Fund (JHF), Otto per Mille funds of the Waldensian Church