$1.764b deficit in Jordan’s response plan for Syria Crisis in 2021

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AMMAN — Funding for Jordan’s Response Plan for the Syria Crisis last year amounted to $667.4 million, out of $2.43 billion, according to Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Nasser Shraideh.اضافة اعلان

Shraideh told Al-Mamlaka TV on Tuesday that the amounts of aid contracted to Jordan last year were allocated to projects for host communities worth $149.8 million, and for the refugee support sector, which includes direct aid, food aid, medical aid, shelter, and others worth $517.6 million.

He said available funding for the plan for last year was 27.4 percent, while the deficit was 72.6 percent; a deficit of $1.764 billion.

Jordan has hosted more than 1.3 million Syrians since the beginning of the crisis in 2011, including 672,952 registered refugees with the UNHCR  as of December 31, out of more than five million Syrian refugees in Jordan and neighboring countries.

The minister, in a previous statement, urged the international community to carry out its responsibilities towards the countries hosting Syrian refugees, specifically Jordan, considering the remarkable decrease in the volume of support provided to the Jordanian Response Plan to the Syrian crisis from donors during the past two years.

In 2020, the amount of funding for Jordan’s response plan reached $1.11 billion, out of $ 2.24 billion budgeted, with a funding rate of 49.4 percent, and a deficit of about $1.137 billion.

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