Jordan Response Plan funding reached $781mln in 2020 - Planning Ministry

Total of $233 million of the amount secured went to support refugees

  
An employee counts Jordanian dinars at the Jordan Dubai Islamic Bank head office in Amman July 8, 2010.

An employee counts Jordanian dinars at the Jordan Dubai Islamic Bank head office in Amman July 8, 2010.

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AMMAN — The Jordan Response Plan (JRP), the national response to the Syrian refugee crisis, received a total funding of $781 million in 2020, constituting 34.7 per cent of the funding required, the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation said on Monday.

The required funding stands at $2.249 billion while the deficit, in 2020, stands at $1.468 billion, according to the funding status report of the JRP 2020.

A total of $233 million of the amount secured went to support refugees, $195 million for host communities and $353 million were channelled to support the Treasury while no funding was made available to institutional capacity-building projects, the report’s data showed.

Grants were distributed among the components of the plan, with the electronic system receiving $273 million, the additional funding item $118 million, bilateral agreements $36 million, the Treasury $353 million, while international organisations haven’t received funding so far.

The United States was the top donor to the JRP in 2020, according to the figures, with donations amounting to $382 million, followed by Germany which contributed $110 million.

Funding for the 2019 plan reached $1.211 billion, about 50 per cent of the $2.4 billion planned.

The budget requirements for the JRP 2020-2022 reach a total of around $6.6 billion, with an annual average of $2.2 billion, according to the ministry’s latest published booklet on the JRP.

The previous plan included 12 sectors, while the new JRP 2020-2022 plan includes seven sectors, as some sectors were combined to better align with the sustainable development goals. These sectors are: Public services, economic empowerment, education, health, WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene services), social protection, along with justice and shelter.

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