‘Syria Crisis Response’ at 19% of Water Sector Requirements

تم نشره في Wed 23 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM - آخر تعديل في Wed 23 August / Aug 2017. 04:49 PM
  • A Jordanian water dam in the northern regions - (AlGhad/Mohammad AbuGhoush)

AMMAN —AlGhad— The Jordanian water sector has only received 19 per cent of the Response Plan requirements for the Syria Crisis, around USD44 million, out of the agreed total of USD220 million, sector experts confirmed to AlGhad.

Notably, these requirements were agreed upon by the Ministry of Water and Irrigation and UNCEF, as part of the Response Plan for the Syria Crisis, to support the water sector.

Meanwhile, experts warn that this global shortcoming will reflect on the quality of the services provided to host communities.

The overall direct costs of Syrian refuge in Jordan on the water sector is estimated at around JOD208 million, in addition to around JOD220 million incurred annually in indirect costs.

On average, Syrian refugees consume 40-50 litres of water per capita, on daily basis, and 80 per cent of these amounts go to sewerage.