KSrelief official visits WFP supermarket at Zaatari camp

(Photo: KSRelief)
AMMAN — The UN World Food Program on Wednesday accompanied Supervisor General of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) Abdullah Al-Rabeeah on a visit to Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

At a WFP-contracted supermarket, Rabeeah joined a Syrian refugee on a shopping trip to experience first-hand the amount of choices and flexibility families have when using their WFP-provided electronic vouchers.

“Today, I have seen the impact our joint initiative with WFP is having on people’s lives,” said Rabeeah.

“Our Syrian brothers rely on this humanitarian assistance to feed their families. Partnering with WFP not only is a way to put vital food on people’s tables, but it is also a way to keep feeding their hopes.”

WFP Country Director in Jordan Alberto Correia Mendes stressed the importance of the support from KSrelief, noting that the socio-economic impact of the ongoing pandemic is increasing the vulnerability and food insecurity of the families, a trend that is likely to continue given the global increase in food prices.

“WFP cherishes our partnership with KSrelief and we appreciate their timely support which allows us to help refugee families in critical times like these,” said Mendes.

Thanks to KSrelief’s contribution in November 2021, WFP has provided almost four months of food assistance to 112,000 Syrian refugees living in the Zaatari, Azraq, and King Abdullah Park camps in Jordan.

WFP food-restricted e-vouchers are loaded with JD23 ($32.49) per person each month, enabling families to buy from a wide choice of fresh and nutritious food at camp supermarkets and bakeries. 

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