UNRWA Transfers Cash Aid to Palestinian Refugees in Jordan

UNRWA Transfers Cash Aid to Palestinian Refugees in Jordan

UNRWA distributes food aid to refugee families. (File photo/Middle East Monitor)

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has delivered cash grants to Palestinians from Syria (PRS) in Jordan.

Every registered family member received a cash grant of 70,800 Jordanian dinars.

UNRWA said PRS in Jordan continue to be exposed to a number of protection issues. Those without Jordanian documents who have entered from Syria and remained in Jordan irregularly are particularly vulnerable. They live under continuous risk of arrest, detention and potential forced return to Syria.

Following years of protracted displacement, many PRS have exhausted their coping mechanisms and rely on relief assistance to cover their basic needs.

In its fact sheet entitled “Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal 2021”, UNRWA said that PRS 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.

More than 2 million Palestine refugees registered with UNRWA live in Jordan.

There are ten recognized Palestine refugee camps throughout the country, which accommodate nearly 370,000 Palestine refugees. Jordan hosts the largest number of Palestine refugees of all of the UNWRA fields.

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