Only 26pct of 2020 Jordan Response Plan financed: Ministry

Funding for the Jordan Response Plan (JRP), the national response to the Syrian refugee crisis, stood at $597 million in the first 8 months of 2020, leaving a massive deficit of $1.652 billion, according to the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation.

 

The ministry’s figures show that only 25 percent or $597 million of the plan’s 2020 funding needs, $2.249 billion, has been secured since the beginning of the current year.

 

Of the amount secured, $124 million went to supporting refugees, $122 million for host communities, and $350 million was channeled to support the state’s treasury while no funding was made available to institutional capacity-building projects, the data reveal.

 

The figures show that the United States was the top donor of this year’s plan at $367.7 million followed by Germany with a grant estimated at $67.5 million.

 

Noteworthy, the government approved the Jordan Response Plan to the Syrian crisis for the years 2020-2022, with a total funding of about $6.6 billion.

 

Source: Jordan News Agency

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