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Inclusion of people with Disabilities in Jordan: Deinstitutionalization and Mainstreaming in Humanitarian Aid




Aid type

Project-type interventions




€ 529,207
€ 524,531


No one more than refugees with disabilities, and in particular those among Syrians refugees that are kept apart from others in camps, could be considered extra-vulnerable. Refugees with disabilities are paying the most striking consequences of the Syrian conflict, since they are likely to be cut off from the humanitarian response, especially as long as their disability is not enough taken into account in the planning and implementation of relief activities. People with Disabilities should instead be integrated into any intervention and strategy and humanitarian aid should align with the principle of integrated programming (mainstreaming) and reach all the beneficiaries in need, especially the most vulnerable.Currently, several key humanitarian actors have shown to be very sensitive in this regard, and in some cases, has also proven a significant knowledge on disability issues. In this respect, UNHCR and Handicap International are committed to founding, supporting and coordinating the Disability Task Force (DTF), which brings together international and local NGOs as well as UN Agencies. The DTF aims at playing a leading role in mainstreaming disability in humanitarian programmes.While developing some useful operational tools and engaging regularly in meetings, the DTF has not yet had an impact on the policies and strategies of humanitarian organisations. In addition, the humanitarian response is still too focused on a medical approach, and remains very poor on human rights aspects, with almost no involvement of people with disabilities in the decision-making process.Therefore, this project proposal aims at enhancing the capacity of the main humanitarian actors and the DTF, to mainstream disability since the very relief phase, and to involve persons with disabilities in identification, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. It aims also at stimulating the adoption of a human rights approach and participative methods, as the Emancipatory Research).Besides that, taking into consideration the host population, and in particular the most vulnerable sections of Jordanian citizens, the extra-vulnerable persons are around 2,000 people with disabilities who are still segregated in specialized institutes. This category, along with refugees with disabilities, share isolation and marginalization.However, thanks to the new and innovative law 20/2017, in line with the CRPD, the Jordanian Government has just started a process that will not only improve the condition of all disabled jordan citizens, in a real and concrete way through different action plans, but will remove from the institutions all Disabled People. For this purpose, the National Action Plan for Deinstitutionalization will be elaborated and implemented under the responsibility of the Ministry of Social Development (MoSD). This project proposal also aims at supporting the MoSD and the Deinstitutionalization Committee to launch the Plan’s elaboration process. The active participation of People with Disabilities will be crucial in all programme activities and a scheme consisting of training and technical assistance will be developed. read more close
Year Committed Used
2021 € 0 € 227,057
2020 € -170,792 € -4,500
2019 € 0 € 11,159
2018 € 0 € 290,815
2017 € 700,000 € 0


Type Name Channel code
Government AICS - Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development 11000

Channel reported

Type Name Channel code
Government AICS - Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development 11001

Project data

  • IATI IDXM-DAC-6-4-011343-01-0
  • CRS Activity identifier2017000367
  • Planned start 2018/01/01
  • Planned End 2021/12/31
  • Actual start 2018/06/29
  • Actual end -
  • Bi/Multilateral Bilateral
  • Status Implementation
  • Tied status Tied


  • 15160 - Human rights 80.0%
  • 72050 - Relief co-ordination and support services 20.0%

Policy markers

  • Gender Equality significant objective
  • Disability principal objective
  • Aid to Environment not targeted
  • Participatory Development/Good Governance principal objective
  • Trade Development not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Mitigation not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Adaptation not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention to Combat Desertification not targeted
  • Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) not targeted


  • 10.2 - By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status
  • 10.3 - Ensure equal opportunity and reduce inequalities of outcome, including by eliminating discriminatory laws, policies and practices and promoting appropriate legislation, policies and action in this regard