Funding crunch forces WFP to scale back food assistance to refugees in Jordan
This comes after the food agency had exhausted all options, including this month reducing the value of its cash assistance by one-third for all refugees living outside camps.
"WFP is extremely concerned that scaling back assistance will bring considerable hardship to vulnerable refugee families and worsen their food security status which is already on the edge,” said WFP Representative and Country Director in Jordan Alberto Correia Mendes. “WFP recognizes the devastating impact of these reductions on families, particularly the most vulnerable, including children, women, and people with disability.”
Despite implementing this prioritization plan, WFP still faces a critical funding shortfall of US$41 million until the end of 2023. Without the necessary funds, WFP will be compelled to reduce its response further.
WFP continues to work closely with the Jordanian Government, donors, and UN agencies to raise the required funds through multiple local, regional, and international advocacy initiatives. This funding is essential to continue providing life-saving support to those in need.
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