Nearly $100 million in funding for UNHCR to support refugees in Jordan

UNCHR camp
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AMMAN — The UNHCR in Jordan received $99.9 million out of its total annual budget of $408 million for the current year specified for responding to the needs of refugees in Jordan, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.اضافة اعلان

According to a report issued by the UNHCR, funds received represents 24 percent of the total 2022 budget, as of May 23, with a deficit of $308 million.

The funding does not include aid to Palestinian refugees in Jordan, as that responsibility is handled by UN Relief and Work Agency for Palestine Refugees, (UNRWA), which functions another a separate budget.

In its report, the commission indicated that the US topped the donors’ list with $49 million in funding, followed by the EU with $10 million, Japan with $5 million, and The Netherlands with $3.2 million.

There are 761,229 registered refugees living in Jordan, which is the second-highest country in the world in terms of the number of refugees in relation to the population, including 674,710 Syrians, 66,013 Iraqis, 12,871 Yemenis, 5,598 Sudanese, 656 Somalis, 1381 of other nationalities, according to an update by UNHCR issued on May 15.

The government, has said that there are 1.3 million Syrian refugees in Jordan, about half of whom are not registered with the UNHCR.

International donors meeting at the Sixth Brussels Conference, which was held earlier this month, have pledged to provide $6.7 billion in aid to the Syrian people and refugees, far from the goal set by the UN which is $10 billion.

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