Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo allocates an additional 4 million euro in humanitarian aid for the hosting of Syrian war refugees in Jordan. He announced this today during a humanitarian working visit to Jordan. Deputy Prime Minister De Croo, together with HM Queen Mathilde, visited a refugee camp and a UNICEF project that focusses on education for the most vulnerable refugee children.
Jordan, just like Turkey and Lebanon, was confronted with a massive inflow of Syrian refugees in the last few years. The UNHRC, the UN refugee agency, already registered more than 650.000 Syrian refugees in Jordan. Almost eight out of ten refugees are women and children.
Because of the very difficult humanitarian situation, Belgium exceptionally increases its humanitarian budget to 175 million euro this year, the highest amount ever. More than 65 million euro was allocated to the Syrian refugee crisis, 10 million euro in humanitarian aid was allocated to Jordan.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo announced today that we will allocate 4 million euro in additional humanitarian aid to Jordan. More specifically, this concerns: