United Nations Development Programme and the Swiss Agency for Development signed an agreement to support the project” Mitigating the Impact of the crisis of Syrian refugees on the Jordanian host communities”

05 Dec 2013

image Dr. Zena Ali Ahmed - Country Director of UNDP, Mr. Marco Rossi - Regional Director of the Swiss Agency for Development.

An agreement was signed yesterday with an amount of 2 million Swiss francs given to UNDP from the Swiss Agency for Development to support the project” mitigating the impact of the crisis of Syrian refugees on the Jordanian host communities” which is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme in the governorates of Irbid and Mafraq in cooperation with the Jordanian government.

The agreement aims to mitigate the impact of the crisis of Syrian refugees on the communities in the targeted governorates through the support of basic services in the municipalities, especially in the field of solid waste management, which is one of the priorities that must be addressed as shown by many surveys and studies for evaluating the impact of the Syrian crisis.

The agreement involves a special component to mitigate the problem of unemployment among young people through training and finding jobs for them in the Vocational work. This will be adopted in its determination to a study conducted by the UN Development Program on the needs of the labor market in the governorates concerning Jordan's professional skills required by employers and installations.

It is worth mentioning, that UNDP is working since last year on the implementation of this vital project, which has been growing and is being supported by the Jordanian government represented by the Ministry of Municipalities and Local Development Directorate at the Ministry of the Interior and other international donors mainly Japan.

This support also comes from the Swiss Agency for Development in the framework of its vision about the need to support regional countries hosting Syrian refugees in the region.

The agreement was signed by each of: Dr. Zena Ali Ahmed - Country Director of UNDP, Mr. Marco Rossi - Regional Director of the Swiss Agency for Development.

Contact Information

Ms. Nora Isayan
Communications Officer
UN Resident Coordinator's Office
nora.isayan@one.un.org