More than 672,000 Syrian refugees are living in Jordan. In 2018, a survey conducted in Jordan by HI and IMMAP showed that 22.9% of Syrian refugees, more than 140,000 individuals, have disabilities.
Persons with disabilities represent one of the most vulnerable groups of the population in Jordan, particularly those living in rural and remote areas. Disability prevalence was estimated in 2018 to be between 11 and 15% and some study found that 30% of Syrian refugees in Jordan had specific physical and intellectual needs. Furthermore, most children with disabilities (between 85% and 95%) are excluded from the general education system.
Number of HI staff members: 65
Program launch date: 2006