UNHCR in Jordan receives 14% of 2024 funding

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AMMAN — The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Jordan has received 14 percent of its financial requirements for 2024, at a time when the Commission has reduced cash assistance for refugees outside camps starting from May 2024.اضافة اعلان

The UNHCR received $51.789 million, leaving a financial deficit until the end of February of $322.997 million, representing 86 percent of the UN agency's financial requirements, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.

The funding requirements allocated for Jordan in 2024 by the UNHCR decreased by approximately $15 million, or 3.93 percent, amid the organization's indication of halting or reducing its interventions across the Middle East and North Africa.

The UNHCR allocated $374.786849 million for Jordan in 2024, compared to $390.110643 million in 2023, resulting in a decrease of $15.323794 million or 3.93 percent.

The UNHCR mentioned that it did not receive sufficient funding from donors to continue its current cash assistance program, forcing it to reduce the cash assistance starting from May 2024, after the month of Ramadan, to support the largest possible number of needy refugee families.

Refugee families outside camps will receive cash assistance that is 25 percent lower monthly than what they previously received, according to the UNHCR, which pledged to continue supporting the most vulnerable groups.

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