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$7.3 billion allocated to the Jordan Response Platform for Syrian refugees

Author: Middle East Monitor, Published on: 12 February 2018

"Donors endorse Jordan’s $7.3bn Syria refugee response plan", 2 February 2018

The Jordanian government and the international community yesterday endorsed the Jordan Response Platform to the Syria Crisis (JRPSC) for the years 2018-2020 with total funding of $7.3 billion. The plan was approved during the tenth meeting of the Jordan Response Platform (JRP) held under the chairmanship of Jordan Prime Minister, Hani Al-Mulki, with the participation of the Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Imad Najib Fakhoury, and representatives of donor countries and international organisations.

Jordan News Agency (Petra) said the Jordanian government and its embassies abroad will use the plan as a reference to determine the government’s needs to limit the impact of hosting the Syrian refugees and supporting host communities and the treasury... It is estimated that there are 1.3 million Syrians in Jordan, half of whom are registered as refugees and the rest were in the Kingdom before the crisis. According to previous government estimates, the cost of hosting refugees during 2011-2015 was $6.6 billion...

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