2018 To Walk the Earth in Safety: Jordan

Report
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs

FUNDING FY15 FY16 FY17 FY96–17 TOTAL
DOS NADR - CWD 500 400 400 22,436
DOS Other 0 0 0 300
CDC 0 0 0 2,968
DoD 0 0 0 2,418
COUNTRY TOTAL 500 400 400 28,122

Dollars in thousands

JORDAN

Jordan continues to suffer the effects of landmines and ERW contamination from the 1948 conflict following the partition of Palestine, the 1967–1969 Arab-Israeli conflict, and the 1970 civil war. In April 2012, Jordan declared itself “free from the threat of all known minefields,” yet residual minefields exist in three main areas: its northern border with Syria, the Jordan River Valley, and the Wadi Araba region in the south.

From 1996 to 2017, the United States invested more than $28.1 million in assistance to clear mines and ERW, deliver mine risk education, provide rehabilitation and reintegration support for survivors of mine and UXO accidents, as well as destroy unserviceable and obsolete weapons and ammunition.

In 2017, the Department of State supported the following implementing partner:

  • Polus continued its survivor assistance project, which provides rehabilitative care, vocational training, and prosthetics to Jordanian and Syrian survivors of mine and UXO accidents.