Jordan on Sunday is joining the world in celebrating World Refugee Day launched by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) under the slogan “Together we heal, learn and shine”.
On this occasion, UNHCR urged countries around the world to intensify their efforts to promote peace, stability and cooperation in order to stem the increasing levels of displacement due to violence and persecution.
The UN agency indicated that the number of people fleeing wars, violence, persecution and human rights violations increased last year by 4 percent, compared to the previous year, as the number of fleeing people increased from 79.5 million in 2019 to 82.4 million in 2020.
Jordan had developed a response plan for the Syrian crisis to be aligned and complementary to national plans, and consistent with the sustainable development goals and the Global Compact on Refugees, while continuing to follow the approach that addresses humanitarian and development aspects of each sector, in addition to a special chapter for treasury needs as the plan extends over three years.
The plan, according to the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, consists of four main components: supporting host communities, supporting infrastructure, building institutional capacities, supporting refugees, as well as responding to the Covid-19 pandemic, as the plan includes education, health, water and sanitation, social protection, justice, shelter, public services and economic empowerment sectors.
The total financial requirements for the 2021 response plan amounted to about $2.4 billion.
The ministry said that the volume of funding provided to the plan until May 2021 amounted to about $124 million, or 5.1% of the volume of funding required for the plan, which is close to the proportion of funding for the plan in the same time period last year. Usually, the volume of funding for the plan increases significantly in December of each year after the United Nations organizations upload the amount of funding for the projects implemented by them directly on the electronic system of the Jordanian response plan to the Syrian crisis.
Source: Jordan News Agency