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ANERA to Help Disabled in Madaba Camp, Jordan

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May 12, 2011 | Amman, Jordan – ANERA is pleased to announce the launch of a project to help disabled children in Madaba Camp and the surrounding area. The year-long, three-phase program will identify cases of visual and hearing impairment and other physical disabilities and provide appropriate diagnostic and rehabilitation services. The project also includes an important awareness campaign and training workshops for parents.

ANERA is developing the program in cooperation with the Holy Land Institute for the Deaf and its service providers. HLID is a leader in the field of deaf education. ANERA is currently partnering with HLID for a similar program in Sukhneh Camp.

Madaba Camp, located 45 kilometers from Amman, was established in 1956 and is home for some 5,000 refugees. An additional 15,000 persons live nearby. Health services at the Madaba Camp Health Center run by the Ministry of Health, Near East Council of Churches Mother/Child Center, and the Islamic Association’s clinic for mother and child health care. But, there is no community rehabilitation center for the disabled in the camp. The nearest center is four kilometers away.

In addition to aiding the disabled in Madaba and Sukhneh Camps, ANERA has partnered with the Jordan Breast Cancer Program to extend a Breast Cancer Awareness project to Wehdat Camp for more than 7,000 women and to Al Hussein Camp for 6,000 women.

About ANERA-Jordan ANERA opened an office in Jordan in 2004 to expand its programs and outreach in a country that has historically provided a safe haven for refugees in a highly troubled region. Today, the Amman office manages programs that deliver educational, health and material assistance to families in poor communities and refugee camps

About ANERA For more than 40 years, ANERA has been a leading provider of development, health, education and employment programs to Palestinian communities and impoverished families throughout the Middle East. In FY 2010, the relief and development agency delivered more than $50 million of programs to the people of the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon and Jordan.

American Near East Refugee Aid
To learn more about ANERA, please visit http://www.anera.org/.