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More than 360,000 families benefit from COVID emergency cash transfers

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(File photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — The emergency cash transfer program, run by World Bank during the COVID-19 pandemic, saw $356.53 million in payments to families as part of its developmental objectives in Jordan for families and workers who were affected by the pandemic, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.اضافة اعلان

A grant of $24.17 million, from a multi-donor trust fund for comprehensive development and economic opportunities in Jordan, disbursed through the project.

The project benefitted 2 million people, and of the families who received aid, 10 percent were headed by women.

Approximately 110,000 workers working in the formal economy benefited from the project in the form of wage subsidies. Half of the recipients were women. Of the first phase of the project’s intended 400,000 recipient families, 366,576 received aid.


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