A group of men work together to repair a fence on a farm in Jordan. In Jordan alone, more than 1.4 million Syrian refugees are being hosted, with 90 per cent of them residing in rural areas. ©IFAD/Lana Slezic
19 September 2016 – According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the current global crisis of forced displacement has affected an unprecedented 65 million people worldwide. More than one-third of the displaced – or 22.2 million – are in the Near East and North Africa (NENA) region.
On 19 September, IFAD launches the Facility for Refugees, Migrants, Forced Displacement and Rural Stability (FARMS) , a new financing facility, at the 2016 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting which coincides with the United Nations Summit for Refugees and Migrants.
FARMS has been created to specifically address the rural dimensions of the current crisis resulting from the large movements of refugees and...