British envoy launches UK-funded humanitarian protection program

British Ambassador Bridget Brind
(File photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — British Ambassador Bridget Brind OBE launched a new UK-funded humanitarian protection program in Jordan at the Queen Rania Family and Child Center in Marka, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.اضافة اعلان

A British embassy press statement on Wednesday said the UK will “provide 12.5 million pounds ($15 million) over three years for the program, which will focus on ... providing rehabilitation services to people with disabilities, and strengthening national systems to improve access to these services for the long-term.”

In her opening remarks, the ambassador emphasized the UK government’s commitment to supporting both refugees and vulnerable host communities in Jordan.

Brind met with the staff and beneficiaries of the program at the center to learn first-hand the important services it provides for supporting children and families. She highlighted the program’s important role in preventing gender-based violence.

The envoy noted that the UN’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign starts on November 25.

The program also supports a helpline that provides confidential and free-of charge services throughout Jordan.

The program is being delivered by partners from the Danish Refugee Council, the Jordan River Foundation, and the Humanity and Inclusion charity.

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