Only 30pct of Jordan’s $2.2bln Syrian crisis response plan financed, says ministry


[05-11-2020 05:42 PM]

Ammon News -

Ammon News - Only $689 million of Jordan’s $2.249 billion response plan to the Syrian crisis (Jordan Response Plan "JRP") has been made available since the beginning of 2020, the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation announced on Thursday.

With only 30.6 percent of the plan’s total 2020 requirements financed, the deficit now stands at $1.56 billion, the ministry added in its breakdown of this year’s figures.

The amount secured was used to support refugees ($189 million), host communities ($146 million), while an amount of $353 million was channeled to support the state’s treasury; a new component added to the plan this year.

The data indicate that the Infrastructure and Institutional Capacity Building Component has received no funding in the current year.

Moreover, an amount of $225 million needed for the Jordan Response Information System for the Syria Crisis (JORISS), an online system administered by the ministry to manage the information related to partnership and funds disbursement for all projects/programs under the plan, has been made available.

An amount of $95 million was secured for the "Additional Funding" component while the "Bilateral Agreements" component received $14 million, according to the data. In turn, the "UN Direct Implementation" component has received no funding so far.

The United States was the largest financier of the plan with $372 million followed by Germany which provided a $87-million grant, the data revealed.

The financial requirements of the 2020-2022 JRP totals $6.6 billion, according to government figures.




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