Occupying land along historical crossroads of the Middle East, Jordan has at one time or another been part of the Greek, Roman, Islamic and Ottoman Empires. It was plundered by Mongols and Christian crusaders, then, following World War I, carved up and presented to Britain as part of the British Mandate. In 1948, Israel took control of 78 percent of the land of historic Palestine; three-quarters of a million Palestinians became refugees, many of them fled to Jordan. Today, Jordan hosts several hundred thousand refugees from two other neighboring countries—Iraq and Syria.


In Jordan, International Medical Corps provides primary health care, mental health and psychosocial support services at static and mobile clinics to Iraqi and Syrian refugees as well as vulnerable host populations. In response to the dramatic influx of refugees into Jordan, we have been working to expand mental health and psychosocial support services throughout the country. We have mobilized additional medical and psychosocial support teams to provide services and our programs had been present within Northern, Middle, and Southern Governorates.

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  • Population

    11 Million

  • age

    Median Age
    21.8 Years

  • life

    Life Expectancy
    74.35 Years

  • life


  • life

    Fertility Rate
    3.17 children per mother

  • Infant Mortality Rate

    Infant Mortality Rate
    15.18 deaths/1000 live births


  • Population

    Emergency Response and Preparedness

  • Mental Health

  • Women's and Children's Health

  • Health Services

  • Nutrition


Health Care

International Medical Corps in Jordan provides primary health care to refugees and local host communities. Our mobile medical unit travel every day to hard-to-reach villages providing 190 visits to Southern governorates and villages, offering health services for over 15,360 beneficiary a year. Also, International Medical Corps is the sole provider of primary health care to Syrians in Azraq camp, one of Jordan’s sprawling refugee camps. We provide over 7,000 consultations a month including an average of 350 medical consultations to women in reproductive health and childcare. In addition to essential drugs provision, expanding programs of immunity and establishing an integrated referral system, International Medical Corps stands out in Jordan for being the pioneers of promoting women’s health through antenatal and postnatal care additionally to family planning and provision of essential treatment plans and health education for STIs (sexually transmitted infections) in Azraq Camp.

Mental Health Care

International Medical Corps mental health services in Jordan are provided by a multi-disciplinary team consisting of a psychiatrist, mental health nurse, case manager and psychologist. Individuals and families receive health, social, psychological and home and community based care. We also provide mental health services within a clinic and a health post at Al Azraq Camp. Furthermore, because training underpins all that we do, the mental health team receives ongoing theoretical and practical training including training on gender-based violence management and referral.

Gender-based Violence (GBV)

Within Al Azraq camp, International Medical Corps is establishing a protective environment in which survivors of GBV are able to access supportive services and community members are equipped to advocate for increased protection.

Through the Women’s Haven operated by International Medical Corps, staff facilitate the reception process and shelter allocation for female-headed households. This process helps to reduce future risks of GBV by taking into account the special needs and vulnerabilities of this population. Also, International Medical Corps case managers provide psychological first aid for new arrivals along with dignity kits, and link them with different services in the camp, such as health, mental health and protection.

Youth empowerment and protection

International Medical Corps provides protection and psychosocial activities to children and adolescents through Adolescent Friendly Spaces (AFS). At these spaces, refugees and vulnerable families can access case management services provided for children, families, and youth who have experienced or witnessed violence or are at risk of violence, are experiencing family tensions or difficulties caring for children, are at risk of protection concerns as defined by UNHCR’s vulnerability criteria for 2014, or require access to basic services such as health and education.

Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)

DRR activities aim to minimize vulnerabilities and disaster risks throughout a society in order to avoid or to limit the adverse impacts of hazards and to facilitate sustainable development. DRR include activities that can be carried out by a person, a village, a community, a government or an aid agency or in order to increase resilience to disasters. International Medical Corps is implementing this program in local Jordanian communities to enhance the safety and resilience of vulnerable children in hazard-prone areas through DRR policies and school activities. The program has reached almost 100 schools in disaster-prone communities in Jordan.


Jordan Capabilities Statement

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Anticipating the Unexpected: Urban Refugee Programming in Jordan

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Patient Survey Report: Health Needs and Perceptions of Patients in Jordanian Red Crescent and Caritas Clinics

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International Medical Corps Advises Children of the Syria Crisis Need Mental Health Care

THE HAGUE--International Medical Corps’ leading mental health specialist has highlighted the need to engage the Middle East’s displaced children and youth in meaningful activities and making mental health and psychosocial support easily accessible by integrating such services with health clinics and community centers.



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