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UNFPA Jordan welcomes Korean contribution to support Syrian refugees and affected populations

As the humanitarian crisis in Syria and its neighboring countries enters its 10th year, the need for assistance is urgent in all areas, including sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence, UNFPA Jordan said in a statement.

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In April 2021, South Korea decided to make a contribution of $500,000 towards UNFPA Jordan for the provision of integrated comprehensive sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and gender-based violence (GBV) interventions for populations affected by the Syrian Civil War at facilities in Dair Alla, East Amman and Madaba in Jordan. Through this contribution, UNFPA Jordan will be able to increase the availability of and access to specialized integrated SRH and GBV services, with a specific focus on women and girls, the statement said.

“The Korean Government’s contribution comes as part of the Republic of Korea’s plan to assist the Jordan Response Plan for the Syrian crisis. We hope this contribution will support Syrian refugees, especially vulnerable women and girls who have been going through difficult times caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” the statement quoted South Korea’s Ambassador to Jordan Lee Jae-wan saying.

South Korean government will continue to support its humanitarian assistance for the Syrian refugees in Jordan facing large-scale humanitarian crises, while actively participating in the international community’s efforts to solve protracted crises, the statement said.

Ensherah Ahmed, head of the UNFPA Office in Jordan, said: “UNFPA is grateful to the Korean government and their generous support to UNFPA which will make a difference to the lives of the beneficiaries during this hard time.”

“This fund will help UNFPA to carry out activities related to two of its pillar programs — SRH and GBV — ensuring women and girls have safe and confidential access to high-quality, comprehensive, and non-stigmatizing SRH and GBV prevention, information and response services,” she said in the statement.

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