UNHCR Jordan only 8% funded for current year — report

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AMMAN — The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Jordan has obtained only 8 percent of its financial requirements for the new fiscal year 2023, according to a UNHCR report.اضافة اعلان

To conduct its programs supporting refugees in the Kingdom in 2023, the UNHCR has estimated that it requires a total of $390 million. Thus far, the organization has received only $29.9 million in funding from the Netherlands, Japan, Switzerland, Canada, Ireland, and other allocations, Al-Rai daily reported.

In 2022, the UNHCR estimated its funding requirements at $408 million, but it received only 51 percent of that sum. In August, the organization warned that the refugee situation in the Kingdom would devolve into a humanitarian crisis “within months” if  funding was not urgently provided, as $34 million was lacking to implement basic health and cash programs for the remainder of the year.

In September, His Majesty King Abdullah met with UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi and stressed the need for the international community to bear its responsibilities towards countries hosting refugees, especially in light of global food security crises.

Through the end of November 2022, 758,000 refugees in the Kingdom have registered with the UNHCR — 669,000 of whom are of Syrian nationality.

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