Habibi’s interventions in this area focus on fostering health education and the provision of services that promote the well-being of the individual and the community itself. Habibi works by supporting the most vulnerable groups, such as the disabled, women and children. Social and health integration is inspired by the principle of respect for people, their rights and condition, always putting the person in his or her entirety and bio-psycho-social complexity in the foreground.


In recent years, Jordan has become a haven for many refugees from the various conflicts in the Middle East. Today it is the second largest country in the world in terms of the number of refugees and asylum seekers per capita. This is creating great pressure on the ground on services for both refugees and the Jordanian community itself. The situation has been further aggravated by the Covid-19 pandemic by increasing the difficulty of accessing basic services such as health and education, which cannot meet all the needs of the population that has grown so large in a short time. The situation is particularly aggravated for refugees who, given their status, are not registered and have no opportunity to access these services.

In light of this complex situation, Habibi has taken action to try to provide health services, especially for women and children, specifically through:

  • – Psychological and clinical screening for Jordanian and Iraqi children with doctors and psychologists from Gemelli Medical Center working closely with teachers and counselors from Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem schools in Amman.
  • Screening children with special needs and referring them, in collaboration with schools, to find services available in the area.
  • Implementation of health education pathways for Iraqi women related to women’s health and child rearing in collaboration with the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan.

Palestinian Autonomous Territories

In the Palestinian Autonomous Territories, people with disabilities represent one of the most vulnerable social groups forced to face extreme difficulties in daily life and excluded from the enjoyment of their rights and subject to severe discrimination. Tra i maggiori problemi e bisogni che la popolazione disabile palestinese deve affrontare figurano la debolezza del sistema istituzionale e legislativo che ne dovrebbe garantire i diritti, cosi come la mancanza di capacità e consapevolezza rispetto all’, ’inclusione delle persone con disabilità.

In Palestine, Habibi has been supporting children with mental and physical disabilities at the Hogar Niño Dios home in Bethlehem since 2013 with activities aimed at improving the shelter and the quality and sustainability of health services for the children who attend it.