Mostaqbaluna: Improving access to primary health care services and protection services for the most vulnerable communities in the Governorate of Mafraq
This comprehensive project aims at providing protection and healthcare services to the most vulnerable Syrian refugees and Jordanian host communities in Jordan. The Governorate of Mafraq stretches in the northern part of Jordan, close to the border with Syria, and has a widespread presence of so-called Syrian vulnerable outreach communities, also known as informal settlements. These communities are formed by Syrian refugees that live outside official refugee camps and that cannot afford to live in urban areas due to the high cost of living there. The higher vulnerability of these Syrian refugees is due, among other things, to their lower levels of income and to the fact that they are situated far from providers of essential services. Often and for several reasons, they remain outside the scope of projects of international and local non-governmental organizations that operate in the area.
The two project’s components, healthcare and protection, will be implemented both in informal camps and in the centre of the local CBOs that are partners in the project. A medical mobile unit composed of a gynecologist, a pediatrician and a nurse, will provide reproductive, maternal, new-born and child healthcare services to 500 Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanians (women, men and children). In addition, the medical staff will provide awareness sessions on sensitive topics such as reproductive health, family planning and best hygiene practices.
The project is implemented by Terre des Hommes Italy and Vento di Terra in collaboration with WarChild UK, Soldier’s Families Welfare Society, Jordan Relief Organization and Child Care Charity Association.
Funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation.