Jordan ‘Syrian Crisis Response Plan’ Approved at USD7.6b

تم نشره في Sat 14 January / Jan 2017. 01:00 AM
  • Mulqi -presiding- and Ministers at the the 9th meeting of the Jordan Response Platform for the Syria Crisis - (Petra)

AMMAN — The government and the international community approved the 2017-2019 Jordan Response Plan (JRP), during the ninth meeting of the Jordan Response Platform for the Syria Crisis that was chaired by Prime Minister Hani Mulqi.

The meeting, which was held at the Prime Ministry was attended by Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Emad Fakhouri, a number of ministers, ambassadors of Arab and foreign countries to Jordan, the UN resident representative as well as representatives of UNorganizations.

The prime minister said that the Syrian refugee crisis is the most unique and most difficult crisis that faces the world since World War II due to its impact on security and economic growth.

He said that Jordan which has been providing support to all those who seek refuge, is in need of financial and humanitarian aid.

Mulqi also reiterated Jordan's stance that calls for finding a peaceful solution to the crisis in Syria that ensures the territorial integrity of the country.

He said the reconstruction of Syrian needs about 10 years and the same applies to Syrian refugees to be able to return to their country.

The prime minister said Jordan will spare no financial and humanitarian effort to address this crisis. "Without the support of our partners, this will negatively affect us and will put an increasing pressure on our capabilities to provide assistance," he added.

Mulqi voiced hope that the support provided by the international community to Jordan will increase to more than 50 per cent to be able to preserve the level of services provided to host communities of refugees.

Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Emad Fakhouri said the cost of the plan stands at USD7.6 billion with an average of USD2.5 billion annually for three years.

He said the plan was prepared based on Jordan's Response Plan to the Syrian crisis (2016-2018 and on a thorough analysis of sectorial needs at the level of refugees and host communities.

Fakhouri urged the international community to support Jordan to enable it to continue its services to the refugees.