WFP Jordan Country Brief, December 2021 – Jordan

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In numbers

690,544 total number of beneficiaries reached in December 2021

466,395 refugees assisted with cash transfers

2,135 beneficiaries benefited from livelihood activities

Net financing requirements of USD 43.1 million over six months (January 2021-June 2022)

Operational updates

• In December, WFP provided food assistance to approximately 466,400 particularly vulnerable refugees residing in camps and host communities through cash transfers; 51% of beneficiaries are women. Most of the refugees come from Syria, with a minority from Iraq, Yemen, Sudan and Somalia.

• School feeding activities in communities continued in December 2021. WFP distributed date bars to more than 222,000 students in the first days of December. With the start of the winter holidays, WFP will resume school feeding activities at the end of February. WFP will reactivate the agreement with the NGO ACTED in the camps for February.

• WFP has selected its 2022 cooperating partners for the implementation of refugee response activities in camps and communities through a competitive selection process. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) will implement activities in Azraq and Za’atari camps, Save the Children Jordan (SCJ) will implement activities in central and southern Jordan and an NGO national body, the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD), will implement activities in the North. With two of the three partners now national NGOs, WFP Jordan is well advanced on the localization programme.

• As part of the EU-MADAD funded project to improve the resilient livelihoods and food security of host communities and Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon, WFP and the Ministry of Agriculture ( MoA) continued to support smallholder farmers in cooperation with the International Land Conservation Union. Nature (IUCN), targeting more than 300 participants (54% women). More than 100 hectares of land were rehabilitated in different governorates in December.

• The Human Capital Development Project in partnership with local NGO Dar Abu Abdallah (DAA) concluded in December, supporting 63 participants (43% women) in five governorates in its last month of operation. Participants received technical training, materials and tools to start their home business. An additional 32 participants were recruited into paid employment opportunities in the retail sector after receiving the training.

• WFP completed advanced entrepreneurship training for 12 participants in the WFP/UNICEF Youth Innovation in Food Security programme, focusing primarily on the business model and tools, marketing and sales as well as business development. investment and financing.

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