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Jordan

Contact

Mr Martin Silič
Project Manager
T: +386 1 4796 586
E: martin.silic@itf.si

Problem Statement

Taking into consideration the high influx of Syrian refugees to Jordan, ITF has been implementing activities to contribute this target group a safe return. Displaced peoples and refugees returning home are most at risk from explosive remnants of war (ERW). The physical constraints resulting from the arms contamination (including mines and ERW) or suspected contamination, places the Syrian population at risk of death and injury, while denying individuals and communities the opportunity to rebuild and secure a dignified quality of life.

What we do

The MRE project in Jordan, enabled with the donation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, started in June 2014 and finished on 31 December 2014. The project goal was to contribute to decreasing the impact of the mine/ERW threats to Syrian refugees by reducing their vulnerability related to its risks. The mine risk education campaign targeted the Syrian refugees amongst local communities in the northern Jordan, mainly in Mafraq. This project was created as an emergency response, in order to ensure that target groups will be very well informed about the risk of ERW and to promote behavioral change enabling them to return home safely with comprehensive knowledge on how to recognize risks and practice safe behavior. Below some results achieved within the project:

  • 283 educational workshops on risks posed by mine/ERW carried out;
  • 7,082 targeted refugees (3,834 girls and 3,248 boys);
  • 7,700 indirect beneficiaries of the campaign;
  • 25,337 pieces of awareness rising material distributed (brochures, posters, coloring books, drawing animations, shirts, cups etc.).