France extends 250K euros to support Iraqi refugees’ training program in Karak

Amman, French Ambassador to Jordan David Bertolotti and the Director-General of Caritas Jordan Wael Suleiman on Tuesday signed a financing agreement worth 250,000 euros to support a one-year program of vocational training and integration for Iraqi refugees in the southern governorate of Karak.

The program, funded by France, will provide economic opportunities to generate income for Iraqi refugees, in particular, according to the cash-for-work model, through activities to rehabilitate the French Nuns House in Karak. The program will also provide financing to offer vocational training for both refugees and Jordanians.

The new assistance, which is a continuation of the French embassy’s support for Iraqi refugees in Madaba and Karak since 2015, is funded by a France’s Ministry of Europe’s fund dedicated to supporting the victims of ethnic and religious violence in the Middle East.

This fund demonstrates France’s commitment to supporting Jordan’s response to the Iraqi and Syrian refugee crises and to preserve cultural and religious diversity in the Middle East.

“Christians are an essential component of the societies of the Middle East. France remains firmly committed to respect for freedom of religion or belief. France is proud to fund a project that will help Iraqi refugees and contribute to the local development of the cities concerned, especially in the area of tourism,” Bertolotti said.

Source: Jordan News Agency