Support for the National School Feeding Programme

About this Operation

Operation Documents

Budget Revisions

Resource Situation

This Operation has been modified as per Budget Revision 1 (see below).

Despite high overall levels of food security, Jordan has pockets of food insecurity where the population is seriously affected by the protracted economic crisis and events in neighbouring Syrian Arab Republic. Government budget constraints on  social safety-net expenditures  –caused by the economic crisis – have led to a reduction of almost 80 percent in the national school feeding programme.



Jordan, a chronic food and water-deficit country, is populated by 6.5 million habitants and is ranked 95th out of187 on the Human Development Index. Despite the lack of economic and natural resources and the country’s sensitive location, Jordan’s economy has benefited from a tangible growth over the last decade at an average of 7 percent mainl...