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Mitigating the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis on Jordanian vulnerable host communities (Jordan)


Titre : Mitigating the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis on Jordanian vulnerable host communities (Jordan)

Pays : Jordanie

Localisation : Northern Governorates (Irbid and Mafraq) Jordan

Mise en œuvre : UNDP Country Office in Jordan

Dates : 1 April 2013 - 30 June 2013

The deterioration of the security and humanitarian situation in Syria has forced hundreds of thousands of Syrians to flee and seek refuge in neighbouring countries, including Jordan. This large influx of population is placing a considerable burden on the already poor local Jordanian host and their basic social and economic services. Crowding effects in the local market, in particular with regards to housing and labour, are widely reported in the Northern governorates. The present crisis comes at difficult time for Jordan, despite many efforts to engage in economic stabilization and liberalization ; the country faces real economic and social challenges. Moreover, some resentment and a growing feeling of unfairness and exclusion are emerging among the host communities. In view of the above, it is important that direct support be provided to vulnerable Jordanians in host communities of the Northern governorates of Irbid and Mafraq, to help the government of Jordan and local authorities to mitigate the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis on them. In addition, it is essential that the assistance provided in the current context complements governmental development efforts, as highlighted in the Government of Jordan National Agenda 2006–2015, Governorates development plans, and related policies and strategies.

The programme is designed to respond to urgent needs of crisis-affected people in a timely and efficient manner, with emphasis on Jordanians in host communities, to increase their absorption capacity and mitigating any possible tensions between Syrian refugees and hosting communities, through two-pronged approach :
1. The programme will invest in interventions for rapid employment creation and support to basic social services, that are geared towards sustaining stability, in particular in the Northern governorates – Pillar I. ;
2. The programme will strive to translate this into longer-term gains and durable solutions to contribute to some of the issues addressed in national development plans and strategies, in particular with regard to sustainable employment creation, enhanced capacity for service delivery and local economic development – Pillar II.

Donateurs : Government of Japan ; Government of USA ; UN Women ; UNDP

Coût total Programme : 5 161 000 USD


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