Published: 2023-03-09 13:15
Last Updated: 2023-03-28 16:23
Wednesday, Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman announced in Jordan that the US, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing USD 55 million in additional food assistance for the Syria crisis response.
This new assistance will help USAID partner with the World Food Program (WFP) to meet the emergency food needs of more than 460,000 Syrian refugees.
USAID’s funding will provide cash-based assistance for families to purchase food in Jordanian stores, which will, in turn, support the local economy.
As of March 2023, Jordan hosts more than 670,000 registered Syrian refugees, the world's third-largest population of Syrian refugees.
With support from USAID, WFP provides critical food assistance to 460,000 at-risk Syrian and other refugees in Jordan each month.
The US remains the single largest humanitarian donor to the Syria response and has provided nearly USD 16 billion in humanitarian assistance throughout Syria and the region since the start of the conflict.