UNHCR Jordan receives 42% of its financial needs for 2022

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AMMAN — The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Jordan has obtained 42 percent of its financial requirements for 2022, amid warnings of a “remarkable decline” in international support for refugees in the region and partner UN institutions, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.اضافة اعلان

According to a report issued by the UNHCR, financial pledges allocated to the commission in Jordan this year amounted to approximately $408.4 million, of which $170.4 million had been received by September 29.

The gap now stands at 58 percent, amounting to approximately $238 million.

Last August, UNHCR warned that the refugee situation in Jordan would turn into a humanitarian crisis within months if funding was not made urgently available, as UNHCR alone lacks $34 million to implement basic health and cash programs during the remainder of this year.

Jordan has been hosting more than 1.3 million Syrians since the beginning of the crisis in 2011, including 676,684 refugees registered with the UNHCR. According to the commission, over 700,000 refugees of different nationalities are registered with it; except for the Palestinian refugees who register with UNRWA.

At his meeting in September with the UNCHR Filippo Grandi, His Majesty King Abdullah stressed the need for the international community to assume its responsibilities toward countries hosting refugees, especially in light of food security challenges.

Grandi praised Jordan’s important role in hosting and providing humanitarian services to refugees, stressing UNHCR’s commitment to supporting the Kingdom’s efforts and continuing coordination and cooperation with the Kingdom, which contributes to alleviating the effects of the Syrian refugee crisis.

Last month, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi warned of the “remarkable decline” in international support for refugees in the region and for partner UN institutions’ efforts to meet the needs of the refugees, stressing the need for joint action to ensure the necessary support to provide a decent life for refugees and help host countries.

Funding Jordan’s response plan to the Syrian crisis amounted to $235 million, out of $2.28 billion, or 10.3 percent, in the first half of this year, according to the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation.

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