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UNHCR has not received any funding for the current winter program in Jordan

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publish date 2022-10-31 08:02:26

Compass – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) did not receive any funding for the winter assistance program for the current year, while it was planning to start distributing this aid in Jordan during the current month, which ends on Monday.

The UNHCR needs $46 million to provide 120,000 refugee families in Jordan with winter cash assistance, in light of the “increasing instability” of the social and economic situation of refugees, according to the UNHCR.

UNHCR spokesperson in Jordan, Mishaal Al-Fayez, told UNHCR:The kingdomOn Sunday, the Commission “has not received any funding for this year’s winter assistance program.”

UNHCR is still in contact with donors to find a way to finance, al-Fayez said.

In a recent report, UNHCR explained that “the funding of the UNHCR’s appeal of $46 million for winter cash assistance” has become even more important with the approach of winter, and the goal is to reach 120,000 of the most vulnerable refugee families in Jordan.

42% only

Until October 25, the High Commissioner had only obtained about 42% of its financial requirements in Jordan for the current year, which has two months left at the end.

UNHCR’s requirements in Jordan amount to $408.4 million, of which it received $172,126 million, after warning that the refugee situation in Jordan will turn into a humanitarian crisis within months if funding is not urgently available to implement basic health and cash programs for the remainder of this year.

UNHCR was planning to increase the value of the winter 2022-2023 cash assistance to the equivalent of $380 per family, in light of inflation and rising prices.

UNHCR’s winter strategy focuses on three areas, namely providing seasonal cash assistance to vulnerable families to meet additional needs arising during the winter season, providing essential winter relief items such as blankets and winter clothing, securing adequate winter waterproof shelter, and improving drainage systems and other infrastructure in Camps and squatter settlements in preparation for winter.

In Jordan, UNHCR needs $40.9 million to provide cash assistance to 391,400 Syrian refugees, making up 106,622 families, and $5 million to provide assistance to 26,000 refugees of Iraqis and other nationalities, comprising 13,000 families. The majority of Syrian refugees who are eligible for winter assistance live outside camps (270,000). refugee (UNHCR)

Jordan has hosted more than 1.3 million Syrians since the beginning of the crisis in 2011, including 676,606 Syrian refugees registered with the UNHCR. The UNHCR says that nearly 763,000 refugees are registered with it of all nationalities except for Palestinian refugees who follow UNRWA.

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