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WFP Jordan Country Brief, October 2020

Situation Report
Originally published


In Numbers

513,666 Refugees assisted through cash-based transfers in October 2020

880 Jordanians and refugees benefited from livelihood activities

USD66 six months net funding requirements (November 2020- April 2021)

Operational Updates

• Under the General Food Assistance activity, WFP continued providing monthly food assistance through cash-based transfers to around 498,000 refugees residing in camps and communities. Most refugees benefiting from this assistance come from Syria, with a minority from Iraq, Yemen, Sudan, and Somalia.

• As part of the response to COVID-19 and to address refugees increasing vulnerabilities, WFP expanded its coverage in October to include an additional 350 refugees under its food assistance programme, making a total of around 15,350 refugees (5,400 households) since August. In Za’atari and Azraq camps, WFP has so far provided in-kind food assistance to over 1,400 households in quarantine with the increasing number of COVID-19 cases.

• To support the National Centre for Security and Crisis Management’s (NCSCM) work in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR), WFP is finalizing a capacity strengthening support agreement which should be signed in November 2020. WFP’s support will focus on enhancing the data analysis and visualization, strengthening the DRR and EPR infrastructure and reinforcing the coordination among different stakeholders in the humanitarian response. WFP will develop a risk monitoring and impact analysis platform through tools, systems and trainings to augment the NCSCM capacity in those areas.

• In line with the MoU signed in September with the National Aid Fund (NAF), WFP completed the full digitization of its payment system and provided a training to 5 of its staff. The digitization will develop an internal and external payment system that enable users create payment lists and share them with Financial Service Providers through automatic systems integration.

• WFP continued the NAF recertification process of NAF’s targeting of the current caseload of 100,000 households including data collection and validation. In October, WFP completed 6,600 visits with plans to complete home visits to all targeted households by the end of the year.

• In order to help NAF establish an internal M&E unit that would strengthen its accountability and evidence-based programming, WFP initiated an M&E “Capacity Needs Assessment and Capacity Strengthening Plan”. The assessment, which is expected to be completed by the end of November, will define operational gaps and devise on a comprehensive roadmap for M&E capacity strengthening.