2016 To Walk the Earth in Safety: Jordan

Report
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs

Jordan
Funding FY13 FY14 FY15 FY96–15 TOTAL
DOS NADR - CWD 1,200 0 500 21,636
DOS Other 0 0 0 300
CDC 0 0 0 2,968
DoD 0 0 0 2,418
Country Total 1,200 0 500 27,322
Dollars in thousands

Contamination by landmines and UXO in Jordan stems from the 1948 partition of Palestine, the 1967–1969 Arab-Israeli conflict, the 1970 civil war, and the 1975 conflict with Syria. Although in April 2012 Jordan declared itself “free from the threat of all known minefields,” some residual minefields exist in three main areas: the northern border with Syria, the Jordan River valley, and the Wadi Arab region in the south.

From 1996 through 2015, the United States contributed more than $27.3 million in assistance to clear landmines and UXO, deliver risk education, and provide survivor assistance.

From October 2014 through December 2015, the Department of State supported the work of the following implementing partner:

• Polus Center for Social and Economic Development began a survivor assistance project in October 2015 to provide rehabilitation, vocational training, and prosthetics to survivors of landmine and UXO accidents and deliver mine risk education to Jordanians and Syrians within the country’s borders.