$1.96b shortfall in funding for Jordan Syrian response

Zaatari refugee camp
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AMMAN — The Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation said that by the end of the third quarter of this year, funding for Jordan’s response plan to the Syrian crisis had amounted to $316.5 million, out of the requested $2.28 billion, Khaberni said.اضافة اعلان

According to the ministry, of the funding, $145.4 million went to support refugees and $67.8 million to hosting communities, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.

The plan also funded $4.7 million to support projects in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that are part of the Syrian Crisis Response Plan, and $98.5 million toward a projects that supports infrastructure and institutional capacity development.

According to the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation data, “no funding has been provided in the plan to support the budget item until now.” The ministry also said that only 13.8 percent of the plan was funded, while the deficit amounted to $1.963 billion, or 86.2 percent of the total plan size.

Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Nasser Al-Shraideh had urged the international community to shoulder its responsibility toward the countries hosting Syrian refugees, specifically Jordan, in light of the noticeable decline in the volume of support provided by donors to Jordan’s response plan to the Syrian crisis over the past two years.

At the end of the annual Jordanian-German governmental negotiations for development cooperation, which were held in Amman, Shraideh announced that Germany had allocated 95.5 million euros in humanitarian aid for the current year to help Jordan bear the repercussions of hosting Syrian refugees.

Jordan has hosted more than 1.3 million Syrians since the beginning of the crisis in 2011, including 676,684 registered with the UNHCR.

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