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South Korea contributes $600,000 to Makani programme

By JT - Sep 24,2018 - Last updated at Sep 24,2018

AMMAN — South Korea announced on Monday that it would contribute $600,000 to support the implementation of Makani activities by UNICEF Jordan. 

According to a statement to The Jordan Times, the announcement was made during an event attended by Korean Ambassador to Amman Lee Bom-yon and UNICEF’s Representative Robert Jenkins.

UNICEF said earlier this month that children participating in its Makani (“My Place” in Arabic) programme, would be some of its hardest hit after a funding shortfall.

According to the statement, the new contribution will support UNICEF in providing vulnerable children with a comprehensive set of services through its network of 150 centres across Jordan. In 2018, the Makani programme is targeting 109,000 children in refugee camps and in vulnerable areas in host communities. Of the overall target, over 2,280 Syrian refugee children will access Makani services thanks to the support received from the Republic of Korea. 

“UNICEF is extremely grateful for the generous contribution of the Korean government. We have witnessed a continued commitment from Korea to support Syrian refugee children, especially vulnerable girls and women. The government and people of Korea supported us throughout the years, in reaching thousands of children with improved access to health services, WASH and inclusive quality education,”said the UNICEF Jordan Representative Robert Jenkins in the statement.

The statement added that the government and people of the Republic of Korea have supported UNICEF Jordan since 2014, with a total of $9.3 million in contributions, making it possible to reach thousands of the most vulnerable children in Jordan.

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