Jordon launces Jordan Response Platform (JRP) to support Syrian refugee crisis

In order to extend humanitarian support for the Syrian refugee crisis, Jordon, on June 22, has launched the 2020-2022 Jordan Response Platform (JRP).

The JRP has been launched with a total budget of 6.6 billion U.S. dollars and aims to meet the needs of the country to ease the impact of hosting Syrian refugees. The COVID-19 crisis has worsened the Syrian refugee crisis and the JRP aims at strengthening Jordan’s initiatives to remain resilient and maintain services for the refugees.

The JRP will also support host communities and institutional capacity building for refugees.

Jordanian Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, during the launch event of Jordan Response Platform, highlighted the importance of international community’s support.

Prime Minister Omar Razzaz said, “The resilience of Jordanians, as well as, our commitment to meet our obligations towards those who see Jordan as their safe haven, were the bases for our solidarity.”

He added, “The impact of the war in Syria is still ongoing, and the voluntary return rate is weak, with more refugees living in host communities in the Kingdom.”

Meanwhile, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Jordan, Anders Pedersen, said, “Jordan remains a global hospitality model, hosting more than 657,000 Syrian refugees registered with the United Nations”.

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