The Netherlands Embassy in Amman Jordan
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In February 2010, the Netherlands Embassy in Amman moved to its new location in Abdoun Al Shamali. The new chancery is an environmentally friendly and energy efficient building. The building was designed by architect Rudy Uytenhaak, who was awarded the Dutch “Architect of the Year” Award in 2008.
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and its Security & Rule of Law research programme provides grants for research and/or ideas that contribute to new knowledge and insights on improvement of security and rule of law policies and interventions in specific fragile and conflict affected settings in Low and Middle Income Countri ...
|Address||Abu Bakr Siraj Al-Din Street 3 Abdoun Al Shamali Amman Jordan|
+962 6 5902200
August 31, 2015 The Netherlands has made an additional EUR 58.5 million available to address the refugee crisis that the region is currently facing. The money will be directed towards supporting Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey in their efforts to support the huge influxes of refugees from Syria, Iraq, and Yemen. The support aims at improving basic life necessities, such as food, shelter, and basic facilities, such as extra schools and hospitals. Minister Ploumen of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation states that the crises in Syria and Iraq are the biggest of our time, and that there are huge tragedies unfolding behind the heartbreaking stories of refugees, who are aiming to reach Europe. She wishes to avoid that people embark on dangerous journeys to Europe, and stated that most of the refugees actually prefer to stay in the region, to be able to go home once the war ends. This means that countries like Jordan and Lebanon are strained in their efforts to support all these people, in terms of solidarity, financial reserves, and facilities. If the Netherlands wishes that this support in the region continues, enough means need to be available to support countries like Jordan in their efforts, according to Minister Ploumen.
August 20, 2015 After a period of uncertainty, the Commissioner-General of UNRWA declared the 2015/2016 school year open. In a statement the Commissioner-General stated: “Education is a fundamental right for children everywhere in the world.” The Netherlands has contributed a sum of USD 2 million towards this fund, and the Embassy is extremely glad schools in Jordan will open on September 1st.