18 years of commitment. AVSI has been present in the country since 2001, the year in which AVSI distance support program began, in collaboration with the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. From that moment on, AVSI Jordan has been taking the side of the most vulnerable people by ensuring them protection and empowerment.
Alongside those who flee. Since 2009, AVSI has been committed to supporting refugees in Jordan, first with support programs for the Palestinian and Iraqi communities, to give them decent housing and training courses. Right from the outbreak of the Syrian war, AVSI has been at work to welcome refugees, ensuring quality educational services and vocational training to thousands of families who have taken refuge in Jordan.
For AVSI, refugees and hosting communities are the two sides of the same coin. That’s why AVSI strives to reduce the impact of migration on both refugees and hosting communities: to promote a message of peaceful coexistence.
Education AVSI Jordan promotes school inclusion programs, recreational activities, remedial courses and psychosocial support, together with the rehabilitation of school infrastructures to create a safe school environment and facilitate children in their education path.
Protection of people with disabilities, women, children, refugees and jobless youth. AVSI Jordan promotes inclusion in the job market through vocational and life skills trainings and provides support to entrepreneurship and home-based businesses. Awareness-raising sessions on gender-based violence and the creation of prevention and response systems are aimed at support women and children at risk of abuse.
Public infrastructures and environment AVSI works with local municipalities to improve and rehabilitate green infrastructures with the involvement of Syrian refugees. One of the metodology is Cash-for-Work, a short-term intervention used to provide temporary employment in public projects to the most vulnerable crisis-affected population.