Jordan to receive 25m euros to cope with rising food prices

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AMMAN — The EU announced that it will provide 25 million euros to Jordan to support its help it deal with the rising food prices amid the ongoing war in Ukraine, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.اضافة اعلان

The funding is part of the "Food facility and resilience" initiative, worth up to 225 million euros, granted to MENA countries; it aims to help countries deal with emergencies related to shortages of basic commodities, maintain social protection networks in the short run, and support sustainable agriculture in the future. It is earmarked to "the most vulnerable people and/or partners who were mostly affected by the crisis".

The largest share of the funding, 100 million euros, will go to Egypt, while the rest will be distributed among Algeria 5 million euros, Lebanon 25 million euros, Morocco 15 million euros, Palestine 25 million euros, Syria 10 million euros, and Tunisia 20 million euros.

The EU selected these countries to receive the funding because they depend greatly on Ukraine and/or Russian food imports or fertilizers.

This initiative is part of a wide-range response plan to mitigate the repercussions of the war in Ukraine on countries that are partners with the EU.

Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi said that “the EU stands with its partners in the crisis, and the Russian war threatens the food security in the whole region”.

He added: “The support funding, which amounts to 225 million euros, will help and support people in the Middle East and North Africa by ensuring that they have access to basic commodities and services.”

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