UNHCR 2021 Jordan plan only 49% funded

Two Syrian boys collect food for their family from a WFP food distribution center in the Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan.
(Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN  — The UNHCR recently estimated the volume of funding for its plan for refugees in Jordan since the onset of the year until August 17, now amounts to around 49 percent out of the $405 million it needs for 2021 funding.اضافة اعلان

The UNHCR stated: “The funding, which the commissioner has received in Jordan since the beginning of the year until August 17, amounted to $199.7 million, with a financial gap of about $205 million.”

The 2021–2022 regional strategy to host refugees indicated that the coronavirus pandemic has threatened Syrian refugees’ stability and living quality in Jordan, especially since some of their living indicators have shot back 6 years. 
The strategy also pointed out that the rate of food security among refugees is now equal to 2014 rates. It went on to list water shortages and infrastructure as key issues, according to Al-Ghad news.

The strategy also indicated that since the onset of the COVID-19, refugees living in camps who do not have access to sufficient amounts of food has increased from 5 percent to 19 percent between 2019 and 2020, hitting its worst level since 2014.

In light of these statistics, the strategy estimated that Jordan needs around JD1.6 million in 2021 to cover the needs of Syrian refugees.  

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