JOHUD has extensive experience providing emergency relief through its annual Goodwill Campaign. Our experience has shown us that the following categories of support are most effective in mitigating the short-term effects of a crisis and helping people recover and reach self-sufficiency in the longer-term.
• Emergency aid vouchers
For families in desperate need, especially those without one or both parents or those caring for children with special needs, providing food and other basic necessities can seem like an overwhelming struggle. The Relief Fund will provide vouchers to help these families buy food and other basic necessities.
We have experience with the voucher system and know that when it is well organised and monitored it can be a very effective way to lend struggling families a hand, while treating them with respect and dignity.
• Vital medical support
Through the Goodwill Campaign, we have years of experience working with Jordan’s esteemed medical community, volunteers and pharmaceutical companies to provide life-saving medical interventions to people who don’t have insurance and could not otherwise receive treatment. The current situation is placing an additional strain on the healthcare system, meaning many more people are unable to access the medical care they need.
With your support, we hope to continue to identify and treat the most extreme and urgent cases that cannot wait.
We have already received messages from people who cannot get the medicines that they need, or sanitary products for babies and old people. We will try to ensure that such medicines reach them.
• Assistance establishing home-based businesses
A small amount of seed money can allow people to sustain an agricultural project or establish or grow small enterprises, such as a sewing or cattle farming business. With the national supply chain currently heavily disrupted, these small local producers will play a vital role in feeding and supplying our communities, while generating enough revenue to see them through the difficult times ahead.
• Improved shelter
Our network of Community Development Centres around the country, in partnership with Jordan Engineers Association, has already identified those living in unbearable or unsafe housing conditions, for example homes with leaking roofs, no electricity or inadequate sanitation. When the situation allows, we want to be ready to begin to repair those dwellings, especially those putting children at health and safety risks.