Refugee agency remains only 37% funded after raising alarm

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AMMAN — The UNHCR has only received 37 percent of its required funding eight months into the year and after the agency sounded the alarm, warning of budget shortfalls, earlier this month, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.

According to a UNCHR report, the agency requires roughly $408.4 million for its 2022 operations, of which it had received $151.276 million by August 30. The agency still requires approximately $257.102 million, the report said.

The UNHCR warned last week that the refugee situation in Jordan could turn into a humanitarian crisis within months if it was not immediately funded, and that the UNHCR alone lacked $34 million to implement basic health and cash programs for the rest of the year.

UNHCR Representative to Jordan Dominik Bartsch said that “on behalf of the refugees and the organizations supporting them, I appeal to the international community to not forget Jordan and the refugees.”

The agency’s operations in Jordan for 2022 were 28.94 percent funded by the end of July.

By contrast, the Jordan Response Plan for the Syria crisis has received $235 million, or 10.3 percent, of its budgeted $2.28 billion, according to the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation. اضافة اعلان



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