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WFP Jordan Country Brief, January 2017



  • During January, WFP concluded the first cycle of lifesaving assistance at the north-eastern border (berm).
    As of 31 January, 15,290 households received food and non-food items representing 100 percent of the estimated stranded population.

  • WFP teamed up with Chef Manal Al-Alem for the “Healthy Not Hungry” dinner held at the Landmark Hotel in Amman, Jordan. The dinner featured locally grown ingredients, with the goal to show how people living in poverty can benefit from local, diverse ingredients.

Operational Updates

Relief Activities

  • In January, WFP provided assistance to 222,385 extremely vulnerable and 201,293 vulnerable Syrian refugees in communities. Within the camps, WFP reached 108,268 refugees with cash transfers of JOD 20 (USD 28).

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

Livelihood and Resilience

  • In partnership with UNDP, WFP implements the joint skills exchange activity. In January, 735 Jordanian and Syrian participants in Mafraq and Irbid governorates benefited from skill exchange, half of which are women. Participants received USD 14.1 for each day of attendance.

  • In January, 398 participants benefited from the Food Assistance for Assets (FFA) activity, of whom 50 percent are women. Jordanian participants received USD 14.1 against each day of attendance.

  • In collaboration with UN Women and Royal Health Awareness Society, WFP started the implementation of its FFA activity under the Healthy Kitchen Project. During January, 32 Syrian participants in Azraq and Za’atri camps received USD 14.1 daily. All the participants hired to guard the healthy kitchen site were men due to the nature of work.

School Meals Programme

  • In January, WFP was able to reach 20,496 students in formal and informal schools inside the refugee camps through date bars distribution.

  • No date bars/healthy meals distribution took place in January in the rest of the country due to winter break. The programme will be resumed in February.