Funding shortfalls continue to threaten hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees in Jordan. According to UNHCR, Jordan alone has more than 600,000 registered Syrian refugees spread in five camps. Even though Syrian refugee families receive $218 monthly from UNHCR, but it is still not enough to cover their expenses.
Therefore, UMR continues its annual winterization campaign to support Syrian refugees who live under the poverty line and will not be able to meet the cost of living in winter, which is very harsh and costly. UMR will provide families with supplies that vary between a $100 food pack, $150 winter kit, that includes blankets, warm clothing, and fuel to power their heater, $300 fuel voucher, and $550 complete winter package.
In 2018, UMR’s Winterization campaign supported 1000 vulnerable and needy families from Az-Zarqa Governorate, Mafraq Governorate, Amman, Jerash, and Ajloun areas by providing food packages and non-food items including nominal cash assistance to buy fuel gas. The contents of food packages included rice, sugar, tea bags, tuna-fish cans, tomato cans, cooking oil, salt, and beans.
In 2019-2020, UMR Jordan distributed kerosene vouchers to 255 families, over 700 jackets, 500 backpacks, 300 sleeping bags, and 300 pillows to vulnerable children.