To support Jordan Civil Defence capacity building in the field of natural and man-made hazard response, Switzerland has started cooperating with Jordan in 2003. In 2007, Jordan decided to upgrade its USAR capacities to the “heavy level” international standard. Thanks to the Swiss support, this objective was reached in May 2013 when the Jordanian USAR team was classified as first Arab team in the “heavy level” category. Three years after this event, Switzerland continues through its cooperation to ensure the sustainability and ownership of this project by JCD, notably thanks to “training of the trainers” modules given by Swiss civil defence instructors.
Throughout this project, SDC as contributed to the establishment and training of different units of JCD to reach the “heavy team” classification according to international standards and build-up readiness capacities for deployment within the Kingdom as well as abroad.
The ultimate objective of USAR is protect and save lives in case of disasters.
Address for inquiries
Mr. Manuel Etter, Head of Cooperation
Embassy of Switzerland
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Tel. +962-6-585 60 20
Fax +962-6-581 59 56