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‘$100,000 grant from Taiwan to support project serving Syrian, Iraqi refugees’

By JT - Mar 24,2015 - Last updated at Mar 24,2015

AMMAN — Taiwan on Tuesday signed a $100,000 grant agreement with the International Medical Corps (IMC) Jordan Country Office in support of Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Ramtha and Zarqa.

The support will go to the “Support to Youth, Community Protection and Reproductive Health Programming” project, according to a statement released by Taiwan’s commercial office in Jordan.

Matthew Lee, representative of the commercial office, and IMC Country Director Solomon Goshu signed the agreement in Zarqa.

The Taiwanese grant aims at supporting access to reproductive health services in Ramtha, some 90km north of Amman, through the Jordan Health Aid Society Clinic, and at supporting Protection and Youth Empowerment activities in Zarqa, some 22km east of Amman, through Bayt Al Kol Association, the statement said.

The project “will provide key services where there have been gaps identified in the areas of youth empowerment, protection and reproductive health. These contributions will complement ongoing programmes currently supported by the US government through the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration,”it added.

Earlier this month, Taiwan donated 5,000 sets of special made-in-Taiwan solar-LED lights to the Azraq Refugee Camp. 

In 2013, it donated 50 trailers, five fully equipped ambulances, and 230 wheelchairs for persons with disabilities.

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