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Only 9.1% of 2021 Jordan Response Plan financed

World Bank meeting at Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation
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AMMAN — The Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation said Wednesday the Jordan Response Plan (JRP) to the Syrian crisis for the year 2021 has only received 9.1 percent of the necessary funding for the current year.اضافة اعلان

As of August 15, the JRP has received $220.7 million out of the required $2.43 billion, Al-Ghad daily reported.

The JRP 2021 budget is distributed between a number of different categories of the plan, according to the ministry.

Two of these categories include supporting host communities, which has been received $92 million of the budgeted $192 million and supporting refugees, which has received $117.3 million out of the required $617 million.

“The coronavirus response plans ... include interventions to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on Syrian refugees and host communities affected by the refugee crisis,” the ministry said, adding that the projects included in the JRP were budgeted to received $260 million but have only received $9.7 million.

Furthermore, the ministry indicated that of the allocated $411 million to fund infrastructure and capacity-development projects, only $1.6 million had been received.

“To date there has been no funding provided to the response plan to support the Treasury,” the ministry added, out of the required $948 million.

Since the beginning of the crisis in 2011, Jordan has hosted more than 1.3 million Syrians, including 669,922 refugees registered with UNHCR, out of more than 5 million Syrian refugees in Jordan and neighboring states.

“It is too early to judge the contribution of (top JRP donor nations),” the ministry said, noting that “The US was at the forefront of funding the JRP 2020 with a donation of $521 million, followed by the Federal Republic of Germany with $204 million, and the EU with $124 million, including through the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis with about 53 million dollars.”

In 2020, the JRP received $1.1 billion out of a required $2.24, representing a financing rate of 49.4 percent to support Syrian refugees in Jordan.

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