Toukan: $1.78 billion shortfall in Jordan's response to Syrian crisis

[23-11-2022 12:09 PM]

Ammon News - The percentage of funding for the requirements of the Jordanian response plan to the Syrian crisis reached 21%, or about $492 million out of $2.28 billion, according to Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Zina Toukan.

Toukan indicated that the international community's retreat from supporting refugees directly affected the value of foreign aid provided to Jordan. As a result of the consequences of the political and economic crises in the world.

According to data from the Ministry of Planning, the financing deficit for the plan amounted to 79%, with a value of $1.78 billion.

Toukan indicated that the government will continue its humanitarian role in providing the necessary services to Syrian refugees within the available capabilities, in addition to its commitment to its policy of hosting refugees until their voluntary return to their country.

Jordan is constantly calling on the international community to shoulder its responsibility and provide adequate support and funding to the refugees, Toukan added.

In 2021, the volume of funding for Jordan's response plan to the Syrian crisis amounted to $744.4 million, out of $2.43 billion, a rate of 30.6%, with a deficit of $1.687 billion from the volume of the annual budget allocated to support Syrian refugees in Jordan.

Jordan has hosted more than 1.3 million Syrians since the beginning of the crisis in 2011, including 676,684,000 Syrian refugees registered with the UNHCR.

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