IOM, Japan join hands to build accommodation facilities for Border Guards

  • With the completion of the works, the living conditions of the Border Guards will improve, further enhancing protection, stability and security of Jordanian territories, read the statement.

IOM started the ground works to build three accommodation facilities in two sites at the Northern Eastern border with Syria as part of an on-going Humanitarian Border Management (HBM) project funded by the Government of Japan. Construction includes administrative buildings equipped with the solar panels to ensure maximizing the benefits of the natural resources available in the desert.

With the completion of the works, the living conditions of the border guards will improve, further enhancing protection, stability and security of Jordanian territories.

“JAF will continue this strong partnership with the Government of Japan and IOM to help alleviate the suffering and hardship in the region,” a JAF officer stated.

Likewise, “Japan highly appreciates efforts and dedications of JAF in ensuring safety and security of people in Jordan as well as refugees from Syria. Nowadays, given the changing security situation, we all have realized the importance of enhancing border management capacities,” stated H.E. Mr. Hidenao Yanagi, the Ambassador of Japan to Jordan.

H.E. the Ambassador added, “In January 2020, Japan decided to continue our support to enhance the operational capacities of JAF through IOM project, which is aiming at upgrading several border facilities to improve living and working environment of the frontline officers and strengthening their capacities for emergency health-care preparedness. I would also like to touch upon contributions by JAF including the Royal medical services (RMS) to devote themselves both in the front lines of the medical setting and in the fields to minimize the risks of the transmission of COVID-19 and to save lives of people.”

Together with the Chief of Mission of IOM Jordan Mrs. Tajma Kurt, H.E. voiced confidence that this project “will help to enhance the humanitarian response of JAF through improving the working and living conditions of the Border Guards.”

IOM’s HBM program aims at improving preparedness and response to protect those who cross borders during emergencies, while ensuring the security at border crossings is maintained.

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