The refugee crisis is a daily reality that cannot be ignored

The Jordanian response plan to the Syrian crisis, which is the plan by which the Jordanian government, community institutions, international and international organizations manage the reality of all Syrian refugee affairs in Jordan.

In Jordan, it was revealed today that the volume of funding for the plan’s requirements over the past year was about $ 744.4 million, or 30.6 percent, while the funding deficit for the plan last year was about $ 1.687 billion, or 69.4%.

* The international response to the various world conditions has fluctuated negatively.

The ratio of funding of the Jordanian response plan to the Syrian crisis varies, varies, including the paths to be implemented, to differences and failure to meet commitments. [10.3%]; This is because the countries concerned, regionally, internationally and internationally, have fallen behind and withdrawn from their obligations, making the difference in the reality and nature of the life, security, health and education of Syrian refugees. The political and security crisis is even more difficult to control politically, especially at this stage of the conflict.

The vision of King Abdullah II in the world.

On October 27, 2021, King Abdullah II wrote an important article that held international and international public opinion, and was published in the Wilson Journal, published by the American “Wilson” Center for Research.
; The king showed the Jordanian point of view, with all the refugees’ merits, as if the noble king expected the vague picture that enveloped the world and the crises of wars and internal conflicts, and the deterioration of the economy and portable institutions. .. And King Abdullah II sees, entitled The Forgotten Refugee Crisis Requires Renewed Global Attention).

With the love, care and wisdom of an intelligent leader, aware of the nature of international crises and the mechanisms of response plans, the King of the Syrian Refugee Crisis said that: Providing a safe haven for those affected by violence and persecution flight, is at the heart of the principles on which Jordan was founded, we have opened our doors to wave after wave of refugees for decades, in one of the most volatile regions of the world
. His Majesty emphasizes:
. And we remain committed to it because it is our religion, and because we cannot close our borders to wretched mothers, children and entire families seeking a safe haven.

The majority of refugees live between the host communities

.. Realistically, practically and on the ground Jordan houses the second largest proportion of refugees in terms of population in the world, we have 3.6 million refugees of different nationalities. Refugees, including those registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), make up about one-third of the population. This equates to 109.4 million refugees in the United States. The majority of refugees live between host communities rather than in refugee camps.

Unfortunately, the news is confusing, as the response plan to fund the reality of restraint, care, security, health and education for Syrian refugees is facing a decline in donor countries and organizations, increasing the economic crises and inflation in the Kingdom .
… and when we look at the information: the volume of funding for the requirements of the Jordanian response plan to the Syrian crisis in the first half of this year amounted to $ 235 million, or 10.3 percent of the total funding requirements of the plan, which Amounted to $ 2.28 billion.

In practice, the data from the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation indicate the extent of the reality, and therefore the crisis, which means the accumulation of “non-response” to some extent, international embarrassment for Jordan, which announced the shortfall in funding the plan amounts to about $ 2.045 billion, or 89.7 percent, since At the beginning of this year, the size of an annual budget allocated to support Syrian refugees in Jordan.
The plan’s funding value was spread to $ 83.4 million for refugee support, and about $ 59.9 million to support host communities. While the plan funded the item responding to the Corona pandemic with about $ 4.7 million, and the item of infrastructure and institutional capacity building with funding of about $ 86.9 million, while the item of treasury support has not been funded to date, according to the latest update of the data.

* Early warnings
The situation of the world between crises, internal wars, refugee issues and changing economic conditions after the Russo-Ukrainian war, and before the outbreak of the Corona pandemic, Covid-19, left its impact on agreed commitments during the preparation and review of the response plan.

King Abdullah II’s warnings, less than 8 months ago, the King’s vision presents to the world facts about the Syrian refugees:
* First fact:
For the Syrian refugee children who turned 10 this year, Jordan is the only country they know of. As a whole generation of Syrian refugee children grows up in Jordan and other host countries, a new international approach to the refugee crisis is based on development, strengthening education and health care, and addressing infrastructure and employment pressures.

The second fact:
The sudden increase in Jordan’s population, especially in light of the wave of Syrian refugees over the past decade, has been accompanied by a number of challenges, including the aggravation of economic problems, increasing pressure on our limited resources such as water and energy, in addition to challenges to food security.

The third fact:
Syrians study in our schools, receive treatment in our hospitals and receive the vaccine against Corona in our vaccination centers. We believe in providing vaccinations, health care and education to the refugees we house, because their health and progress also have an impact on us.

Fourth fact:
In the Zaatari camp for Syrian refugees, agricultural crops are produced by Syrian farmers trained in hydroponics techniques so that they can sustain themselves and others in the camp using sustainable and water-efficient agricultural methods.

Fifth fact:
Jordan realizes that giving refugees opportunities will help them to contribute effectively to the society in which they currently live, rather than just sitting back and waiting for the right time to return to their country. More than 257,000 work permits have been issued to Syrian refugees, with an average of one work permit per Syrian family.

Sixth fact:
To sustain this path, the international community must contribute, as asylum is a global moral tragedy that requires an ongoing international response. It is inappropriate for the international community to abandon refugees and their host countries, such as Jordan.

The seventh fact:
The total direct cost of housing Syrian refugees in Jordan over the past decade was about $ 15.8 billion. International support for Syrian refugees has seen a significant decline over the past five years, especially during the last two years; 62% of needs were met in 2016, while the ratio decreased to 50% in 2019.

Eighth fact:
Continued international support for agencies such as UNRWA, UNHCR and the World Food Program is essential to instill hope and strengthen the resilience of refugees and host communities. There is also a need to support the development of public sector capabilities in countries such as Jordan, where public services are under increasing pressure, especially during the last two years of the economic crisis exacerbated by the “Corona” pandemic. , and its repercussions on various sectors.

.. All these facts, the vision of a king, improve the world’s ability to contain a crisis, it is necessary to reconsider the extent of the global, international and international response.

Despite this, the Supreme Leader, King Abdullah II, the noble guardian, who opened his arms to the Syrian refugees without restrictions, he and the Jordanian state .. and the loyal people, always calling for the rescue, support and security of the Syrian refugees, based on regional, international and international responsibility.

* Ugly truth!
A new report from the United Nations has revealed that the Arab region remains an important source and source area of ​​transit, and one of the preferred destinations for international migrants and forced displaced persons. By 2020, Arab countries housed about 15 percent of the world’s migrants and refugees (41.4 million migrants and refugees). Twelve countries from the region housed 14 percent of the world’s migrant workers.

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