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Renforcer la protection civile et les capacités de secours de la Jordanie
As many public services, the Jordan Civil Defence of the Public Security Directorate (PSD-JCD) is facing sustained pressure and growing demands, in particular due to the long-term presence of Syrian refugees in the Kingdom. More recently, the effects from the COVID-19 pandemic have increased the burden on their services throughout the Kingdom.

Jordan is prone to multiple natural risks and manmade hazards. The vulnerability of its population and its territory is exacerbated by rapid urbanization and the increasing occurrence of climate change-related disasters.

The Jordanian authorities have undertaken to reinforce the means and coverage of the territory by the civil protection services, whose mandate embraces not only the preparation and response for natural and man-made hazards, but also the protection of people’s lives through “daily” rescue operations.


This pilot project is carried out with the Jordanian civil protection. Its overall objective is to contribute to improving the quality of the public service for the population. The project has two specific objectives:

  • build the risk prevention and preparation capacities;
  • improve the quality of the services delivered at local level and align the operational capacities with the risks in Mafraq Governorate.

With co-implementer Expertise France, the project supports institutional capacity for disaster risk management. It combines work on assessing hazard, exposure and vulnerability, along with response planning and hence preparedness while accompanying training capacities of PSD-JCD. The procured equipment will provide additional operational capacities or replace an ageing or inadequate fleet.


The project aims at improving the quality of public service and will contribute to restore the social contract between the State and the different communities. Its expected results are:

  • A refined national framework for emergency management, piloted in Mafraq
  • A renewed set-up with a laboratory dedicated to risks at national level, and a local disaster coordination office
  • Trained qualified staffs - including experts on risk assessment and contingency planning
  • Reduced intervention time in Mafraq thanks to equipment allocation.
Project start date
3 years
Duration of funding
Mafraq Governorate
Financing tool
5 000 000
Financing amount
General Directorate of Civil Defense