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About the JHF

With the Syria crisis entering its ninth year in 2019, Jordan is hosting some 1.3 million Syrians,1 of which 671,148 are registered as refugees.2 Providing for their needs, without jeopardizing Jordanian people, institutions and systems’ development gains and opportunities, has impacted heavily on Jordan’s finances, increasing government expenditures on subsidies, public services and security, while further compounding the negative economic consequences of regional instability.

The Jordan Humanitarian Fund (JHF), which was established in July 2014, is a viable humanitarian financing tool supported by a solid governance structure and accountability framework. The main objective of the JHF is to provide flexible and timely funding to address priority humanitarian needs of Syrian refugees and vulnerable host communities in Jordan. A provision was also made within the Fund in 2015 to address the humanitarian needs of vulnerable, conflict-affected people in southern Syria by supporting the delivery of cross-border assistance under the UN Security Council Resolutions 2156/2191/2258/2332.

 

Jordan Humanitarian Fund Background

 

The Jordan Humanitarian Fund (JHF) aims to support the delivery of humanitarian assistance in Jordan through flexible and coordinated funding. In Jordan the JHF funds projects that are in line with Jordan Response Plan (JRP). The Fund operates within the frame of the Jordan Response Plan and aims to provide flexible and timely funding to partners to respond to urgent humanitarian needs, fill critical gaps, and strengthen partnership by building the capacity of national NGOs to enables them from accessing the fund and expanding the humanitarian outreach to a wider spectrum of beneficiaries.

The Jordan Humanitarian Fund (JHF) aims to support the delivery of humanitarian assistance in Jordan through flexible and coordinated funding. In Jordan, the JHF funds projects that are in line with Jordan Response Plan (JRP). The fund operates within the frame of the Jordan Response Plan and aims to provide flexible and timely funding to partners to respond to urgent humanitarian needs, fill critical gaps, and strengthen partnership by building the capacity of national NGOs to enables them from accessing the fund and expanding the humanitarian outreach to a wider spectrum of beneficiaries.