66% funding gap for the financial requirements of UNHCR

Zaatari UNHCR tent
(File photo: Jordan News)
The UNHCR in Jordan has received only 34 percent of its required funding for 2023, raising concerns of a potential humanitarian crisis due to reduced international support. اضافة اعلان

As of August 31, 2023, the UNHCR in Jordan has received $131.949 million out of $390.11 million, leaving a funding gap of $258.161 million (66 percent of the total), according to Ammon News.

Severe consequences for refugees
In July, the UNHCR warned of severe consequences for refugees if the funding crisis persists. Starting in October, financial assistance to Syrian refugees in Jordan's camps will cease, with a similar suspension for those living outside the camps beginning in September.

Jordan hosts nearly 59,000 registered Iraqi refugees and over 1.3 million Syrians since the start of the Syrian crisis, including approximately 655,000 registered with the UNHCR. As of August 16, 2023, there are 733,943 registered refugees from various nationalities, excluding Palestinian refugees under the UNRWA's care.

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