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WFP marks completion of food assistance programme for Syrian refugees with KSrelief’s support

More than 53,000 vulnerable refugees assisted by WFP in Jordan 

By JT - Mar 21,2023 - Last updated at Mar 21,2023

AMMAN — The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Jordan marked the completion of a three-month food assistance programme for Syrian refugees living in camps, made possible thanks to the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre's (KSrelief’s) donation of $6 million.

The contribution, received last September, supported the provision of food assistance to 53,110 Syrian refugees, nearly half the population living in Zaatari and Azraq camps during the months of October, November and December 2022, according to a WFP statement.

WFP provides assistance through cash transfers, which allows refugees to buy the food of their choice at contracted supermarkets and bakeries inside the camps.

“Ksrelief is keen to support food security around the world and we work with many humanitarians' assistance to all. In this project, we are glad to continue our work with our strategic partner WFP to help Syrian refugees in Jordan,” said Fahad Alosaimi, Director of Urgent Aid Department at Ksrelief. 

Fahad added: “We hope that this project has achieved its intended objectives and significantly contributed to addressing food insecurity of the Syrian refugees.

“We value our growing relationship with the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre and are thankful for their continued support, which enabled us to assist some of the most vulnerable refugees in Jordan,” said WFP Representative and Country Director in Jordan Alberto Correia Mendes.

With the support of donor partners, WFP is providing monthly cash-based assistance to 465,000 refugees living in camps and host communities in Jordan who rely on humanitarian support to meet their food needs. Refugee families living in communities receive assistance through cash transfers, whereas those living in camps receive electronic vouchers based on blockchain technology and an iris scan payment system.

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