A U.S. ally and one of only two Arab nations to make peace with Israel (the other being Egypt), Jordan is considered one of the safest countries in the region. However, the resurgence of Islamic militancy in Iraq presents security issues.
Médecins Sans Frontières first began working in Jordan in 2006 in response to the medical needs of Iraqi refugees. Today, we work in clinics and hospitals across the north of the country to provide care for Syrian, Iraqi and Yemeni refugees.
The huge growth in the number of refugees in Jordan has placed increased pressure on the country's health system. Jordan has registered over 650,000 Syrian refugees since 2011, according to the UNHCR, the UN refugee agency.
Lacking proper documentation, and facing financial constraints and border closures, migrants’ access to healthcare in Jordan is extremely limited. MSF operates three clinics in Irbid governorate dedicated to providing Syrians and vulnerable Jordanians requiring treatment for non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The clinic offers medical care, home visits and psycho-social support to patients, around a quarter of them Jordanians.