People walk near the UNRWA office at the Whedat Refugee camp northeast of Amman, Jordan, 27 November 2018 | Photo: EPA/ANDRE PAIN
Palestinian refugees in Jordan have denounced delays in aid delivery by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
The refugees said the first batch of cash aid slated to be delivered by the end of March has not been shelled out yet.
Palestinian refugees in Jordan are confronted with increased hardship and vulnerability, due to long-term displacement and difficult socio-economic conditions, coupled with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
UNRWA said Palestinian refugees in Jordan are highly vulnerable and hundreds of recorded refugees are members of female-headed households, which increases their vulnerability.
Palestinian refugees who have entered from conflict zones, including Syria, to Jordan irregularly are living under continuous risk of arrest, detention and potential for forced deportation. Their lack of legal status and corresponding protection risks in Jordan are a source of major concern.