Ministry releases report on aid programs, services

Ministry of Social Development
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AMMAN — The Ministry of Social Development issued a statistical report on its key services and assistance provided by the National Aid Fund (NAF) and affiliated associations to a number of beneficiaries, and the service type last month, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

Ministry media spokesperson Ashraf Khreis said the report showed that the ministry’s directorates provided cash assistance to 2,693 families, while 2,318 households benefited from in-kind assistance.

Additionally, he added, 8,359 studies were conducted to grant health insurance to underprivileged families, and 82 others aimed to exempt some people from treatment expenses.

He said nine nurseries were licensed, while five others received unspecified warnings. The number of requests to purchase homes for underprivileged families hit 141, he said, adding that 50 households applied for housing maintenance.

In October, he said, the ministry’s Anti-Vagrancy Department arrested 1,298 street beggars nationwide. He said the ministry also carried out 431 inspection campaigns, and conducted 896 studies related to juvenile cases, while its staff examined 1,606 applications to issue exemptions from work permit fees.

According to the NAF’s work report for last month, the number of new families benefiting from the recurring monthly aid program stood at 1,253, while 852 new households benefited from the urgent and quick emergency financial aid, and 16 others benefited from the physical rehabilitation program.

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