Jordan says support plan for Syrian refugees only 30-pct funded in 2022-Xinhua

Jordan says support plan for Syrian refugees only 30-pct funded in 2022

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2023-01-16 05:44:15

AMMAN, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- Jordan said on Sunday that the funds it received in 2022 for its support plan for Syrian refugees in the country only met about 30 percent of its total requirements, state-run Al-Mamlaka TV reported.

The Jordan Response Plan for the Syria Crisis (JRPSC) received only 670 million U.S. dollars in 2022, falling far short of the total funding requirements of 2.28 billion dollars for the year, Al-Mamlaka TV quoted Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Zeina Toukan as saying.

The international support for the JRPSC has declined over the past years because of the global political and economic repercussions, which has directly affected foreign assistance for Jordan, she added.

Alaa Hakeem, an economic news editor at the Jordan Press Foundation, ascribes the decline in assistance to Jordan to pressures from the Russia-Ukraine conflict and the global inflation that have affected many countries across the world.

However, "Syrian refugees are still in Jordan and the kingdom continues to provide services to them and this is increasing the burden on the Jordanian government and people," Hakeem told Xinhua on Sunday.

Jordan hosts about 1.3 million Syrian refugees, according to the Jordanian government.