Humanitarian agencies, and host communities have been struggling to meet the needs of the rapidly growing refugee population. The hardest recently hit with financial cutbacks has been the WFP (World Food Program). This has resulted in the reduction of food vouchers (anywhere from $7-$14/month) or termination of vouchers for roughly 440,000 individuals. Furthermore, Palestinians have been completely cut off from the program since January 2015.
For $31, we are able to purchase food parcels that contain a variety of household food staples that will cover a family of four for one month. This includes items such as frozen chick, rice, pasta, flour, cooking oil, tea, sugar and so on.
What originally started as a seasonal Food Drive to alleviate the pressure experienced by refugees during the month of Ramadan, SCM has decided to continuously provide food parcels when funding allows to refugees in Jordan.
With your continued support, SCM has been able to provide food parcels for the last 3 years reaching over 3,000 families. As WFP continues to be forced to reduce and terminate vouchers, we call on our supporters to help us address the protection gaps that continue to emerge.