During Q2 2022, WFP Jordan responded to the food needs of up to 462,736 refugees, 231,684 females and 231,684 males, through the provision of monthly food assistance in the form of cash-based transfers. Assistance was provided in both host communities and camps, covering 348,718 refugees living in communities and 114,018 refugees living in camps. To ensure that assistance is effective, efficient, relevant, and aligned with organizational commitments towards protection and inclusion, the WFP Jordan Country Office conducts quarterly food security outcome monitoring (FSOM) exercises covering WFP beneficiaries in Jordan.
- Almost three-quarters of refugee households in host communities were food insecure (72 percent), a slight improvement in food security from Q1-22 (+3 percentage points). However, this is largely attributed to a seasonal increase in temporary jobs that not all households were able to access. Less than half of all refugee households in host communities found work (45 percent). Of those working, 89 percent are working temporary or seasonal jobs.
- In Q2-22, 49 percent of households were below the abject poverty line. Without WFP assistance, this would have significantly increased to 77 percent. Households below the abject poverty line are unable to afford a survival minimum expenditure basket (SMEB) of food, rent and basic hygiene.