UNHCR supported Jordan refugees with $70mln in 2022

28-03-2023 10:53 AM

Ammon News - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) provided $70 million to more than a quarter of a million refugees in Jordan in 2022.

In a report, the UNHCR stated that 2.178 million refugees in the Middle East and North Africa region received $247 million ($152 million for Syrians and $95 million for people of other nationalities) as cash assistance during the year 2022.

2.3 million individuals received $73.2 million in assistance to prepare for winter in 2022, according to the report.

In Jordan, 268,591 refugees received $70.092 million, of whom 255,453 were Syrian refugees who received $63.760 million, as well as 13,138 refugees of non-Syrian nationalities who received $6.332 million, in 2022.

The financial requirements of the UNHCR in Jordan amounted to $408.8 million for the year 2022, while they amounted to $390.1 million for the year 2023.

Jordan hosts nearly 62,000 Iraqi refugees registered with the UNHCR, and more than 1.3 million Syrians, since the beginning of the Syrian crisis in 2011.

The UNHCR said that it provided cash assistance in 2022 in 15 areas in the MENA region, in addition to Turkey.

It also provided grants for livelihood in Egypt, Jordan, Mauritania, Morocco and Turkey, grants for health purposes in Egypt and Jordan, grants for educational purposes in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Syria and Turkey, as well as grants for securing shelter in Algeria, Lebanon, Mauritania and Yemen.

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