Za’atari Winter Contribution Vouchers: Distribution and Initial Findings - 24th February 2015

Background

At the request of and with funds provided by UNHCR, NRC has distributed cash-value vouchers to the entire camp population in Za’atari, and will continue to provide these vouchers to new arrivals until the middle of February. The vouchers are provided as a contribution to peoples’ winter needs.

The vouchers are valid until February 28th and can be used to buy any items on sale by Safeway and Tazweed supermarkets (and their subcontractors) except tobacco products. Safeway and Tazweed have committed to make available gas heater sets, gas refills and new gas bottles (through subcontractors based on trucks) as part of their stock. Unlike some previous rounds of NRC vouchers, due to their higher value these vouchers are tied to beneficiaries’ ration cards in order to mitigate against the risk of theft and abuse of vulnerable people, although this has not been reported to date.