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COVID-19 Update Overview of Refugee Food Security in Jordan, September 2020

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In Jordan, WFP provides close to 500,000 refugees living in camps and communities with monthly food assistance in the form of cash-based transfers. The majority of refugees are from Syria, while the rest are from Iraq, Sudan, Yemen, Somalia, and 27 other countries.

This factsheet provides a snapshot of food security in Jordan based on routine data collection by WFP. The findings presented below draw from two recent studies including;

Food Security Outcome Monitoring (FSOM), conducted in September 2020 among a sample of 500 Syrian refugee households in Azraq and Zaatari camps following a longitudinal approach (i.e. same households interviewed in September 2019) to strengthen the robustness of results and comparability across time.

Remote food security monitoring (mVAM), conducted in July/August 2020 among a sample of 2,000 Syrian and Non-Syrian refugee households among the general refugee population in host communities. The mVAM followed a “rolling panel” approach where a percentage of respondents from the previous month are retained each month to strengthen the robustness of results.