Jordan

Member of PPRD South 3 Partner Country Network

Jordan is one of the 10 partner countries of the PPRD South 3 programme. Together, they are mobilizing to develop Euro-Mediterranean collaboration in risk management and disaster preparedness.

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is an Arab Country in Western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River and it is a unitary state under a constitutional monarchy; His Majesty Abdullah II is the king of the country. Jordan is a small country with an area of 89,342 km2 and a population of about 10 million of inhabitants. The kingdom has 3 main regions: South, East and Middle. The capital city of the kingdom is Amman.

Jordan is one of the partner countries of the PPRD south 3 programme. Together, they are working to enhance Euro-Mediterranean collaboration in risk management and disaster preparedness.

Jordan Civil Defense message is to protect lives and properties with high readiness to ensure homeland and citizens safety. Contributing to increasing resilience is a key to face disasters; so one of the main objectives of civil defense can be achieved.

The implementation of the activities of PPRD South 3 is the responsibility of Disaster Department/General Directorate of Jordan Civil Defense and the director of Disaster Department is the national focal point.

The Kingdom Climate:

Jordan has a hot, dry climate characterized by long, hot, dry summers and short, cool winters. January is the coldest month with temperature from 5°C, and August is the hottest month of 20°C to 35°C it can reach 40°C sometimes.

Types of Disasters which Jordan is vulnerable to:

  • Earthquakes
  • Drought
  • Flash floods
  • Snow Storms
  • Landslides
  • Sandstorms
  • Extreme Temperature
  • Locust

1 activity was hosted by Jordan in 2019 (1st-3rd July), “Regional Symposium on Media and Social Media”. The workshop was attended by 20 participants from different partner countries.

Another activity is going to be hosted by Jordan in 2020 (3rd-5th March), “Edit action plans following the DRR national strategies”.

CHIFFRES CLÉSKEY FIGURES

September 2018

date of entry into PPRD South 3

1 national focal point

Official Correspondent of PPRD South 3
based at the Jordanian Civil Defence: Major Khader OBEIDAT

1 activity

organized in 2019

No UCPM activation in 2019

(European Civil Protection Mechanism)

Mis en œuvre par

Implemented by

En partenariat avec

Partners