We work with a range of partners in Jordan, to ensure better coordination and higher efficiency for our projects.

Our Partners

We work with a range of partners in Jordan, to ensure better coordination and higher efficiency for our projects. We implement most of our activities in collaboration with local Community-Based Organizations, such as Community Development Committee (CDC) in Zarqa, North Society for Disabled people in Irbid, the Al Koura Youth Centres, Al Jamia and Al Ghazawan in Mafraq, as well as others.  

We coordinate all our activities with international partners, particularly through the UNHCR-led Sector Working Groups, and we have signed Memorandums of Understanding with a number of international NGOs, such as NRC', JEN, and Islamic Relief Jordan.

LWF Jordan is committed to working with the national and local authorities, and to build the capacity of the public sector: we collaborate in particular with the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health and the Higher Youth Council.

As a member of the ACT Alliance, LWF Jordan is active in the ACT JSL (Jordan, Syria, Lebanon) Forum, which brings together ACT members active in the region and working together to support conflict-affected communities.

LWF is a founding member of the ACT Alliance – one of over 130 church-related organizations responding together to human need and addressing injustice. We often take the lead when ACT members respond to a crisis on the ground or advocate for human rights and sustainable change. The alliance provides the ecumenical movement with structures to mobilize rapidly in response to disasters – and to improve collaboration on development and advocacy issues. LWF is often a leading ACT member on the ground in emergency and humanitarian response, and helps provide leadership through the ACT governance. In Jordan, ACT supports the LWF Peace Oasis in Za'atari refugee camp. With the help of ACT, we have distributed winterization items and upgraded shelters in host communities and churches in Amman. Upon invitation by the Jordanian government and local churches, more than 1,000 people displaced by the conflict in Iraq found refuge in churches in Amman. ACT supports the rehabilitation work needed to transform community halls into housing space by constructing partition walls, upgrading electricity and sanitation. ACT Alliance

Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) was founded after the Second World war by Canadian Lutheran Churches to aid the refugees in Europe. The agency today is engaged in community development, refugee resettlement, emergency relief, basic commodity shipments, volunteer placement and alternative trade. With the support of the Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, we are providing monthly food vouchers to 1,600 vulnerable families in Zarqa governorate. Beneficiaries include refugees from Syria, as well as Palestinian Jordanians living in Zarqa camp and in the area. CLWR also supported summerization in 2014, providing hygiene kits and summer NFIs to over 2,000 households in Irbid and Mafraq governorates, as well as winterisation efforts in 2013/2014 for another 2,000 households. CLWR

The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) works to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. LWF has a long-standing history and partnership with UNHCR. Currently, we are their fifth largest partner globally, supporting 1.4 million refugees in 2012. Our work with UNHCR includes refugee camp management, shelter, food distribution, water and sanitation, education, and community services – including support to host communities. We also engage in efforts to build peace, security, and protection for vulnerable groups. In addition, we advocate for pro-refugee policies at the national and international level. In 2012, new refugee operations were started in Jordan, Mauritania, South Sudan and Uganda. We partner in on-going and expanding operations in Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Nepal. UNHCR

Bread for the World is the globally active relief and development agency of the Protestant Churches in Germany. In almost 100 countries all across the globe Bread for the World empowers the poor and marginalised to improve their living conditions by themselves. Key issues of their work are food security, the promotion of health and education, respect for human rights as well as the integrity of creation. In Jordan, Bread for the World is funding a project which has now entered its second phase, following the success of the first phase in Mafraq governorate. The project offers a range of trainings for youth. The second phase, implemented in Irbid governorate, offers youth access to computer courses, English and Arabic Literacy classes, barber and hair-dressing trainings. Bread for the World

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs is responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort. OCHA's mission is to mobilise and coordinated effective humanitarian action, advocate for the rights of people in need, promote preparedness and prevention, and facilitate sustainable solutions. The OCHA Emergency Response Fund has been supporting the winterization efforts of LWF Jordan, both in 2014 and 2015, with funds aimed at providing vulnerable households with essential winter items such as gas heaters, carpets and blankets, in the face of particularly harsh weather conditions. OCHA

Guided by “Love the Lord your God” and “Love your neighbor as yourself”, the Wakachiai Project shares its experience, techniques and assets with people, regardless of their ethnicity and religion, that lost their dignity and that cannot meet their basic human needs. Wakachiai, which means "Sharing" in Japanese, focuses on three activities: fair trade, emergency assistance and development aid. Wakachai, through funds from the Japan Platform, supported LWF Jordan in providing vulnerable families with essential hygiene items, through distributions of hygiene kits to Syrians and Jordanians in Irbid and Mafraq governorates.

Islamic Relief is an independent humanitarian and development organisation with a presence in over 40 countries around the globe. Islamic Relief works with communities to strengthen their resilience to disasters, provides vital emergency aid when disasters occur, helps poor people to access basic services, including education, water and sanitation, as well as healthcare. Islamic Relief provides lasting routes out of poverty through sustainable livelihoods schemes. Islamic Relief in Jordan provides essential support to Syrian and Palestinian families living as refugees. In 2014 Islamic Relief and the Lutheran World Federation signed a ground-breaking global Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate in humanitarian work. LWF Jordan and Islamic Relief Jordan carried out their first joint  pilot project in al Mafraq, working with Syrian refugees and the Jordanian host community. Islamic Relief

The Church of Sweden (CoS) is engaged in international mission and diaconia. Along with various partners, it works long-term on economic justice, peace, democracy and human rights, HIV and AIDS, disaster relief, climate and the environment, the church worldwide and Rural development. It participates in emergency relief work and pursues the work of shaping and influencing public opinion. We also partner with the Church of Sweden in Central America and South Sudan. In Jordan, Church of Sweden's support is directed at the Peace Oasis centre in Za'atari camp, where LWF Jordan runs a number of psycho-social support and peace-building activities for refugee youth. Church of Sweden

 

The Diaconia of the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren (DECCB) is a Christian non-profit-organization offering help and support for living a dignified and valuable life despite age, illness, disability, isolation, difficult social situations and other life crisis. Services of Diaconia ECCB are based on Gospel tidings of God‘s Love and on the example of Jesus Christ’s service. The Czech Diakonia is supporting LWF's work in Jordan through support in setting up the Peace Oasis infrastructure, and by providing funds for distributions of hygiene kits for vulnerable households, as well as training suits for children in both Za'atari camp and host communities. Diaconia

 

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Amman is supporting LWF and the Peace Oasis centre in Za'atari Camp, through funding from the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, by improving the Peace Oasis facilities and providing equipment for additional life-skills activities such as sewing courses for girls and young women. The Peace Oasis program does not only provide a "lost generation" of young Syrians with the professional skills that will help them to raise their competitiveness in the labour market, but also to find the motivation and confidence in the creation of a new life perspective. Czech Embassy

Our Partners