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Jordan Response Plan short $1.59b in 2022

By JT - Jan 28,2023 - Last updated at Jan 28,2023

A view of the Zaatari camp for Syrian refugees, some 90km northeast of Amman (JT file photo)

AMMAN — The Jordan Response Plan for the Syria Crisis (JRP) deficit amounted to about $1.59 billion in 2022.

The JRP's deficit stood at 70 per cent of the annual budget allocated to support Syrian refugees in Jordan, which is estimated at $2.276 billion, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported, citing the JRP e-platform from the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation.

The volume of funding requirements for the JRP amounted to some $682.7 million over the past year, or 30 per cent of the total budget, the ministry's data said.

Of the amount of funds secured, $467.7 million were allocated to support refugees and $87.8 million were disbursed to support host communities.

The JRP also disbursed about $100.6 million for infrastructure development and institutional capacity development, and supported the Treasury with about $21.8 million, the ministry's figures showed.

In addition, the JRP's disbursements included about $4.7 million for COVID-19 pandemic response.

The JRP funded economic empowerment projects with around $185.6 million, education with $69.6 million, the healthcare sector with $89 million, social protection and justice with $222 million, the public services sector with $9 million and allocated $27.6 million to shelter. In addition, the plan contributed $79 million for sanitation services.

According to the ministry’s data, Germany was the top donor for the JRP, granting the plan around $211 million, followed by the US at approximately $166 million, then multi-agency funds at $86 million, the EU at $29 million and the UK at $29 million.

Funding for the JRP stood at some $744.4 million out of a total of $2.432 billion in 2021, reaching 30.6 per cent of the plan’s budgetary requirements. 

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