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Emergency Services and Social Resilience Project For Municipalities Hosting Syrian Refugees

As a result of the deteriorating security and humanitarian situation in the Syrian Arab Republic, hundreds of thousands of Syrians fled to neighbouring countries and including the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The large influx of Syrian refugees may form significant burden on the Jordanian host communities, which are suffering from poverty and lack of core social economic services, such as water, electricity and solid waste management. The Syrian refugees are concentrated in the northern border governorates of the Kingdom (Irbid, Mafraq), where the municipalities of those governorates facing growing difficulties and challenges regarding the management of solid waste.

The first agreement was signed between the Jordanian government represented by the Ministry of International Cooperation and Planning and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development on 12.10.2013 for implementation of the emergency services and social resilience project in municipalities hosting Syrian refugees.
Objectives of the Project
The objective of Jordan Emergency Services and Social Resilience Project is to help Jordanian municipalities and host communities address the immediate service delivery impacts of Syrian refugee inflows and strengthen municipal capacity to support local economic development. The project aims to respond rapidly to address some of the pressing service delivery and socioeconomic needs of the affected host populations, enhance their confidence in the existing systems of Government, and also strengthen institutional capacities and community coping mechanisms to address similar crises in the future. The primary beneficiaries of this project shall be the communities residing in the municipal areas of Northern Jordan.
Project Duration
3 years (2014-2016)
Benefiting Municipalities in the first phase (2014)
Irbid Greater Municipality
Garb Irbid
Alramtha Aljadedah
Sahel Horan
Almafraq Greater Municipality
Bal'ama aljadedah
Alza'try wal mansheyeh
The number of Syrian refugees will be re-evaluated each year, which will affect the list of eligible municipalities and the size of each grant.
Support distribution mechanism to the municipalities
The Cities and Villages Development Bank will be charged with the financial administration of the project, where they will open a special account at the Central Bank for the project, and a special account for each municipality in the Cities and Villages Development Bank.
The amount to 20 million U.S. dollars for the year (2014) will be distributed as follows:
No Municipality Amount (USD) )
1 Irbid Greater Municipality 5,414,715.72
2 Alramtha Aljadedah 5,414,715.72
3 Sahel Horan 1,551,839.46
4 Garb Irbid 1,367,892.98
5 Alsho'lah 1,147,157.19
6 Almafraq Greater Municipality 4,311,036.79
7 Bal'ama Aljadedah 1,275,919.73
8 Alza'try Aal Mansheyeh 1,128,762.54
9 Alserhan 1,331,103.68
  Total 20,000,000.00
The project will be distributing 15 million U.S. dollars for the year (2015) after a re-evaluation of the affected municipalities.
The project will be distributing 15 million U.S. dollars for the year (2016) after a re-evaluation of the affected municipalities.
Project financing agencies and the value of its contributions:
No Agency Amount (USD)
1 Government of Jordan 3,000,000
2 World Bank through the State and Peace building Fund 10,000,000
3 United Kingdom ) 17,970,000
4 Governments of Canada 18,640,000
5 Switzerland 3,390,000
  Total 53,000,000
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