JRP for Syria Crisis received only 30% of required $2.2b, says minister

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AMMAN — The Jordan Response Plan (JRP) for the Syria Crisis received only 30 percent of the total required funding last year, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Zeina Toukan said Sunday, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.اضافة اعلان

Jordan has just secured $760 million out of the required $2.28 billion to deal with the crisis, she added.

“International support for the Jordan Response Plan decreased over the past few years,” Toukan said during a meeting of parliament’s finance committee, which had convened to discuss the 2023 draft budget law.

The international community has retreated from direct support to Syrian refugees, she said, crediting the retreat to other political and economic crises in the world. Toukan stressed that Jordan is constantly calling on the international community to fulfill its responsibilities towards refugees.

The US renewed its fourth memorandum of understanding on aid to Jordan, she added.

The US will increase aid from $1.275 billion to $1.450 billion and extend it over the next seven years.

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