Emergency Grant Aid for emergency health and medical care assistance to the Syrian Refugees and Refugee-hosting Communities in Jordan
March 28, 2017
1. On March 28, the Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of 15 million US dollars through the World Bank’s Global Concessional Financing Facility (GCFF), to provide emergency health and medical care assistance for Syrian refugees and to their host communities’ Jordanian inhabitants.
2. Due to the lengthy crisis and further deterioration of the situation in Syria, the number of Syrians displaced to Jordan has been increasing. As there is a social and psychological tension between the Syrian refugees, representing approximately 10% of the population, and their host communities, this emergency grant aid is to provide the health and medical care assistance both for Syrian refugees in Jordan and their host communities’ Jordanian inhabitants.
3. The GCFF was launched by the World Bank last September in order to provide a concessional finance to the middle-income countries, which shoulder incremental financial burden due to exponential refugee influx.
4. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, at the margins of the High-level Week of the United Nations General Assembly in 2016, had announced a support amounting to approximately 100 million US dollars to the World Bank's Global Crisis Response Platform. This emergency grant aid through the GCFF is a part of the implementation of the commitment.