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Jordan: Winter Cash Support to Refugees 2018-2019 - UNHCR’s Post Distribution Monitoring Report

Jordan: Winter Cash Support to Refugees 2018-2019 - UNHCR’s Post Distribution Monitoring Report

2019/04/17 | 17:30

(Hatha al-Youm | Iraq News)- Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Country: Iraq, Jordan, Somalia, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Yemen



Humanitarian Response for Winter Assistance



Winters in Jordan are cold – not just because of the drop in temperatures and the winter rains, but also because homes are not well-insulated. In poorer neighbourhoods, windows are not sealed and let in the cold air. Roofs leak, and walls become damp and covered with mold, and families feel the effects through increased illness and destruction of household items such as blankets and “farshat” (floor mattresses). Refugees often live in basement apartments where flooding occurs after heavy rains. Since 2012 UNCHR has distributed one-time cash assistance to allow families to prepare for the winter months through the purchase of heating and blankets. This year UNHCR provided $27.5 million in cash to 250,996 refugees of all nationalities living outside camps in the months of November and December.



In 2018-19 winter programme, a large portion of the eligible population, many of whom are on waiting lists for cash assistance received winter funds from UNHCR (75% of the Syrian population, 100% of Iraqis, 100% of Yemenis and 100 % of other nationalities - Somalis, Sudanese, etc.) UNHCR was able to deliver assistance prior to the coldest months, thanks to strong donor support at a critical time.









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