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German Government remains committed to London Conference – First Funds have reached Jordan

German Government remains committed to London Conference – First Funds have reached Jordan

photo : By Nicole Kuhn –a German human rights activist

Amman(womeninjordan)—Germany has provided in a first round financial commitments amounting to 105.1 Mio. Euro
to Jordan. This is part of the German pledge of 2.3 billion Euro announced at the London
Conference in February for Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt. “This swift
delivery of funds to Jordan underlines our commitment to supporting the Jordanian efforts to
turn this crisis into an opportunity. While supporting the assistance of Syrian refugees we also
focus to develop the Jordanian economy and to assist Jordanian host communities”,
Ambassador Birgitta Siefker-Eberle commented on the release of German funds on June 5.
according to a press release issued by the German Embassy in Amman.

The breakdown of the commitments will be as follows:
30 Mio. Euro have been allocated to the World Food Program (WFP), 20 Mio. Euro to the UN
Refugee Agency (UNHCR), 10 Mio. Euro to the UN Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF),
1.5 Mio. Euro to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and 1 Mio. Euro to
the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) for refugee assistance.
Through three projects of the German Partnership for Prospects Program a total of 15,550 new
jobs will be created for Jordanians and Syrians. 12.6 Mio. Euro have been allocated to the
German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) waste collection program in host
communities. 10 Mio. Euro have been delivered to an infrastructure program of the
International Labour Organisation (ILO). 20 Mio. Euro have been committed to fund teachers’
salaries through the German Development Bank for Reconstruction (KfW) as part of the
Ministry of Education’s Initiative “Accelerated Access for Syrian refugees to the formal
education system”.
Additional pledges
In addition to the above mentioned amount, the German Government has already pledged 10.5
Mio. Euro in 2016 to a number of non-governmental organizations such as Caritas, CARE,
World Vision and Christoffel Blindenmission. While other German non-governmental
organisations like the Diakonie, Help e.V. German Red Cross, Save the Children, German
Association of Adult Education International and the German Red Cross continue to
implement projects with funds already pledged in past years.
Ambassador Siefker-Eberle has signalled towards the Minister of Planning and International
Cooperation, Dr. Imad Fakhoury, that Germany will pledge this year an total amount of
around 300 Mio. Euro. 100 Mio. Euro to Jordan for assisting refugees while approximately
200 Mio. Euro will be dedicated to strengthen the resilience of Jordan’s economy and host
communities and to help deliver the Jordan Compact.
Already Germany is one of the biggest donors to Jordan and remains committed to keep this
level of funding to Jordan in 2017 and 2018.

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