WFP provides food aid to 462,000 refugees in Jordan

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AMMAN — The UN World Food Program (WFP) provided food assistance to about 462,000 refugees residing in camps and host communities through cash transfers last month, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.اضافة اعلان

It said the recipients were part of an estimated 580,000 people eligible to receive food assistance in Jordan.

WFP needs $70.7 million to cover the food needs of 465,000 refugees between October 2022 and March 2023. An additional $6.4 million is needed for daily school meals for an estimated 450,000 schoolchildren.

WFP beneficiaries complained to the global agency that the value of their food assistance is “too low”, and does not meet their needs. The report said that 89 percent of the refugees come from Syria, 9 percent from Iraq, and the remaining 2 percent are from Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, and other countries.

Due to a shortfall of funding, WFP had to reduce by one-third the value of remittances for all refugees residing in Jordan as of September 1, and until further notice.

According to the UNHCR, reducing the value of assistance to WFP will push down its own assistance to refugees.

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