Islamic Relief has distributed hundreds of foodpacks in Jordan, where many Syrian refugees are staying. This assistance is much needed for refugees living in host communities in Jordan.
Jordan is currently hosting over 629,000 registered Syrian refugees, a figure that has continued to swell in the years since the Syrian conflict began. Jordanian services and infrastructure are struggling to meet growing and deepening needs, so the lifeline provided by humanitarian organisations such as Islamic Relief is more vital than ever.
Islamic Relief Jordan works extensively to support the most vulnerable refugees, and its latest project is aimed at Syrian refugee families who are struggling to have enough money to buy food. Levels of international funding have declined over the past 18 months and organisations are reducing the scale of the assistance they have been providing. Many Syrian refugees in communities have been affected by a recent significant cut in food assistance previously provided by the World Food Programme.
The Islamic Relief food parcels are designed to last a family of five between three to four weeks. They are filled with dozens of essential staples including rice, pasta, canned meat and fish, beans and cooking oil.
Last month’s food distribution by Islamic Relief served 500 families in Mafraq. A further 500 foodpacks are to be provided in Ramtha through the project, which is funded by the non-profit World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY).
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