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Jordan Emergency Services and Social Resilience Programme (JESSRP) (Jordan)


Department for International Development UKAID

Titre : Jordan Emergency Services and Social Resilience Programme (JESSRP) (Jordan)

Pays : Jordan

Numéro du projet : GB-1-204269

Organismes de mise en œuvre : INTERNATIONAL NGO International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Durée : 25 Oct 2013 - 31 Dec 2016

Présentation du projet
To support a World Bank Trust Fund that will release additional grants to six Jordanian Municipalities and communities that are hosting the largest concentration of Syrian refugees. These funds will help deliver additional public services for the benefit of 750,000 Jordanians and 280,000 Syrians. The UK is providing £12.1 million over two years from December 2013 to support Jordanian municipalities most affected by the influx of Syrian refugees address overall community needs over the three calendar years, 2014, 2015 and 2016. These needs include water, construction and maintenance of markets, waste collection roads and municipal parks etc. UK aid is provided through a joint Government of Jordan / World Bank / UK / Canada / Switzerland Multi Donor Trust Fund programme totalling $53 million over three years.

The influx of refugees into northern Jordan is placing a considerable burden on public services including those managed and delivered by municipal governments such as waste collection, street lighting, water, pest control, parks and public spaces, the labour and rental markets. As of 8 October 2014, over 619,000 Syrians have been registered by UNHCR in Jordan. About 85% are staying in urban centres where they share space, resources and services with their Jordanian hosts. Some municipalities in the north have seen their populations more than double since the start of the conflict in 2011.

Supporting host communities to contain the consequences and manage the risks associated with regional overspill of Syrian refugees is one of the UK’s strategic objectives in addressing the Syrian crisis. This programme is addressing the need for increased delivery of municipal services in areas which have received significant refugee populations from Syria. This is building Jordanians’ confidence in their government’s ability to deliver services and ultimately reduce community tensions. If these needs are not addressed, social tensions between host and refugee communities are expected to increase and could lead to tension and instability.
The nine municipalities currently supported by JESSRP are : Irbid, Gharb Irbid, Alramtha, Sahel Horan, Sho’lah, Mafraq, Bal’ama, Sarhan & Zaatari and Mansheyeh. At the time of programme approval these were the municipalities with the highest concentrations of Syrian refugees.

JESSRP consists of three components :
1) Provide grants to nine municipal governments hosting the largest concentration of Syrians ($20 million in 2014, $15 million in 2015 and 2016 respectively). This will allow municipalities to finance additional public services and programmes to help improve living conditions, reduce community tensions and enhance social cohesion. Other municipalities may be supported in 2015 depending on need and concentration of Syrian refugees. The forthcoming Joint Government Donor annual review in October will make recommendations on this.
2) Assist municipal governments to consult with communities to plan, implement and manage activities funded by the municipal grants. This component is being implemented by UNDP and builds on UNDP’s support to community consultation in Jordan. _3) Help MOMA and (CVDB) to coordinate, manage and oversee project implementation. This is overseen by the World Bank programme secretariat.

Project budget : £12,050,000

Présentation : UKAID

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