UN gives Jordan $850,000 from 'COVID-19 Fund' for response, recovery


Published: 2021-03-02 16:13

Last Updated: 2021-11-25 08:21

UN gives Jordan $850,000 from 'COVID-19 Fund' for response, recovery
UN gives Jordan $850,000 from 'COVID-19 Fund' for response, recovery

The United Nations (UN) Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) for response and recovery from the coronavirus announced the funding of $ 850,000 to implement a new project in response to the social and economic impact of the virus in the Kingdom.

The UN's Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Jordan, Anders Pedersen, said that the UN will continue to support the efforts of the Jordanian government to respond to the impact of COVID-19, which has further deepened the existing social inequality, and affected people's lives, livelihoods and their economy.

He added that this new funding is part of the ongoing financial and technical assistance from many UN agencies to find ways to address this impact, especially on the most affected population, and to ensure social and economic recovery while rebuilding better.

In turn, the national coordinator of the UN Human Settlements Program, Dima Abu Diab, indicated that the project, which will be implemented in partnership with the Southern Jordan Valley and the Zaha Cultural Center, aims to improve the social and economic conditions of the most affected women in the Safi Valley by creating a safe and green public space and providing opportunities to earn a living.

She added that the project draws on the extensive and global experience of the UN Human Settlements Program in improving public spaces as catalysts for developing sustainable and resilient livelihoods by enhancing social cohesion between hosts and displaced communities, promoting local economic development that benefits women and their families, and building capacities to enhance empowerment and self-reliance for the most affected communities.

Moreover, the Director of the operational center of the UN Office for Project Services in Amman, Othman Akram, stressed the importance of the partnership with the UN Human Settlements Program and the International Labor Organization in easing the social and economic burdens that resulted from the coronavirus pandemic in Jordan.

The project is in line with the UN Socio-Economic Framework for responding to COVID-19 in Jordan and will be implemented under the title "Social and Economic Empowerment of the Most Affected Women in the Safi Valley through Improving Access to Safe and Green Public Spaces", by the United Nations Human Settlements Program "Habitat" and in partnership With the United Nations Office for Project Services and the International Labor Organization.