The Swiss Cooperation Office Amman coordinates the Swiss Cooperation Programme Middle East 2019 – 2022.
Swiss Cooperation Programme Middle East 2019 - 2022
The overall goal of the Swiss Cooperation Strategy Middle East 2019-2022 for Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq is to contribute to protect and empower conflict-affected and vulnerable persons, to reconstruct lives, to reduce fragility, to prevent and transform violent conflicts and to generate development perspectives, to promote good governance and protect human rights, refugee laws as well as the respect of IHL.
Switzerland focuses on four domains of interventions: Protection and Migration; Education and Income; Water and Sanitation; and Conflict Prevention and Peace Promotion. The Transversal Themes are Good Governance as well as Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. The latter will be addressed both through mainstreaming gender and a continuation of stand-alone SGBV projects. Durable solutions for displaced persons are promoted where possible in accordance with context developments. In Jordan, Switzerland aims primarily at meeting the urgent needs of refugees as well as mitigating tensions between local communities and refugees, while also addressing more generally migration related challenges. The estimated annual budget for Jordan is CHF 22 million.