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WFP Jordan Country Brief, December 2016

Situation Report
Originally published



  • During December, WFP continued its life-saving assistance at the north-eastern border (berm). As of 31 December, 9,065 households received food and non-food items representing 58 percent of the estimated stranded population.

  • As part of the inter-agency winterisation campaign,WFP distributed in-kind food through its partner ACTED in Azraq camp covering the entire camp population. At Za’atari camp, around 30 welcome meals were provided to refugees who have been affected by severe weather conditions as part of the same campaign.

  • At the end of December, WFP Jordan Country Office concluded all its Regional EMOP 200433, PRRO 200537 and DEV 200478 programmes and projects in preparation for the new Regional PRRO 200987, effective 01 January 2017.

Operational Updates

Emergency Operation

  • In December, WFP provided assistance to 221,503 extremely vulnerable and 201,653 vulnerable Syrian refugees in communities. Within the camps, WFP reached 108,523 refugees with cash transfers of JOD 20 (USD 28).

  • Since the start of the operation in 2012, WFP injected into injected into the local economy a total of USD 651 million through CBT and local food procurement.

Livelihood and Resilience

  • The Food for Assets programme (FFA) which has been implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, targeting Jordanian participants who work in agricultural activities, concluded at the end of November 2016. During 2016, over 7,000 people benefited from the programme of whom 35 percent are women.

  • Through the Food for Training programme (FFT), WFP, alongside partner National Alliance Against Hunger and Malnutrition (NAJMAH), reached 2,000 Jordanian participants in Amman, Aqaba, Irbid and Zarqa. Under the FFT, women account for around 50 percent of the participants.

  • In partnership with UNDP, WFP implemented the joint skills exchange activity. Eligible Jordanians receive training from Syrian refugees on different skills in food production, construction, carpentry and agriculture required to start market-demanded microbusinesses. In December, 200 Jordanians and 100 Syrians in Mafraq benefited from skill exchange, half of which are women.

School Meals Programme

  • In December, WFP’s home-grown school meals model, the Healthy Kitchens, reached approximately 12,000 Jordanian school children in the governorates of Madaba, Zarqa,
    Mafraq, Irbid and Ajloun under the Jordanian National School Feeding Programme.

  • In December, WFP was able to reach 19,363 students in formal and informal schools inside the refugee camps via the Healthy Kitchens Project. School meals were provided from the Healthy Kitchens sites in Azraq, and Irbid city.
    Construction, in Za’atri camp, and installation of equipment, in Azraq camp, of the Healthy Kitchen sites inside the camps have been completed.