UNHCR only secured 33% of required funds for 2023

azraq refugee camp Al-Azraq refugee camp
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AMMAN — The UNHCR in Jordan has secured 33 percent of its financial requirements for the fiscal year 2023, at a time when the organization fears a "new humanitarian crisis" due to a decrease in international funding.اضافة اعلان

A report stated that they have received $128.76 million out of a total of $390.110 million required, as of August 15, 2023. Meaning they face a funding shortfall of $261.35 million, which constitutes 67 percent of the total financial requirements.

The World Food Program also announced a reduction of one-third in the monthly assistance for all Syrian refugees in the Zaatari and Azraq camps, totaling around 129,000 refugees.

Starting from August, Syrian refugees in the camps will receive reduced cash transfers amounting to $21 USD (JD15) per individual per month, down from the previous amount of $32 USD (JD23).

Jordan hosts approximately 59,000 registered Iraqi refugees and over 1.3 million Syrian refugees since the beginning of the Syrian crisis in 2011. Among them are around 655,000 registered Syrian refugees with the UNHCR. The UNHCR reports that it has 733,943 registered refugees of all nationalities except Palestinian refugees who fall under the responsibility of UNRWA, as of August 16, 2023.

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