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DOUJAN ABOUD AMOUSH 

Abdulsalam (Doujan) Amoush completed a bachelor’s degree in nursing at Zarqa University, Jordan and a high diploma in “Quality Management in the Health Sector” at the University of Jordan. He then completed the NGOs Management and Voluntary Work Management professional diploma from the German Jordanian University, in addition to a number of training courses related to sustainable development, crisis management, disaster preparation, and program development, management and coordination. 

Moving from the private sector to humanitarian and development sectors, Doujan has volunteered with Greenpeace and worked with organisations such as the International Rescue Committee, Humanity and Inclusion, and Caritas Czech Republic. He is currently Regional Program Manager with the Johanniter International Assistance in the Middle East. 

In 2014, he started Douja Initiative, an emergency response initiative targeting Informal Tent Settlements (ITSs) affected by recurrent snow storms to provide basic life support to vulnerable Syrian refugees and host communities. Eventually, Douja Initiative began to include a number of sub-initiatives that focused on five main categories: Food Items, Non-Food Items, Prevention, Psychosocial Support, and Advocacy. Over the past two years, the initiative has reached more than 100 informal tent settlements between the Jordan Valley and Mafraq governorate, and more than 10,000 direct beneficiaries.