Jordan Response Plan funding reaches $1.11 billion in 2020-planning ministry

The requirements of the Jordan Response Plan (JRP) for the Syrian Crisis last year received a total funding of around $1.11 billion, covering 49.4 percent of the plan’s sum, which amounts to $2.49 billion.


According to data issued by the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, the funding deficit for the response plan amounted to about $1.18 billion as of December 31, 2020, by 50.6% of the annual budget allocated to support Syrian refugees in the Kingdom.


The plan financed its components, in which around $503 went to supporting refugees, around $190 million were channelled to supporting host communities, while the Treasury support item, which was finally added to the plan last year, has received $353 million.


Meanwhile, institutional capacity building support received $9 million , and $55 million were channelled by the international community to Jordan to confront the repercussions of the Corona pandemic, the ministry’s figures show.


According to the data, the United States of America topped the list of donor countries for the response plan with $521 million, followed by the German government with a grant estimated at $182 million, while $97 million from multi-funded funds until December 31.


Speaking during a meeting with EU envoys, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Nasser Shreida called on the international community to shoulder its responsibilities in this regard and support Jordan to continue providing humanitarian services to refugees, and the requirements for hosting them.


He pointed out that the government has completed preparing the 2021 JPR of about $2.4 billion, indicating that the plan focuses on four main components, which are refugees, host communities, infrastructure and institutional capacity development, and response to the Corona pandemic crisis.


The 2021 plan includes seven sectors: education, health, shelter, social protection, sanitation services, economic empowerment, and public services.


Shreida appealed to the European Union ambassadors to support Jordan’s request internationally to secure this funding according to priorities, and to agree on “effective” implementation mechanisms to ensure the provision of appropriate services to refugees and host communities.


Source: Jordan News Agency

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