Foreign assistance to Jordan hit $3.65 bn in 2017

Aid for refugees topped $653.7 mn

20 February, 14:59

    (ANSAmed) - AMMAN, FEBRUARY 20 - Jordan announced on Tuesday that the total foreign assistance contracted in 2017 with various donors and international financial institutions reached about $ 2.99 billion, while the value of donations to support refugees, including humanitarian assistance, stood at $653.7 million, according to Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Imad Fakhoury.

    The total amount of foreign aid for Jordan in 2017 amounted to $3.65 billion, compared to $3.15 billion in 2016, an increase of about half a billion dollar, he was quoted by Petra news agency.

    Foreign aid supports the budget, helps cover the funding gap, finances development projects according to national priorities, provides technical assistance, builds institutional capacity and strengthens foreign reserves, he said.

    "The international community should shoulder its responsibilities for the burdens borne by Jordan as a result of hosting Syrian refugees," the minister said. (ANSAmed).

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