UNHCR MENA Regional Cash Assistance Update Q4 (October – December 2021) – Jordan

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Highlights

4.1 million unique individuals 1 reached by all cash assistance modalities from January to December 2021

2.9 million unique people received multi-purpose cash assistance from January to December 2021, including 826,391 people who received emergency cash assistance

$308.7 million* distributed through all modes of cash assistance from January to December 2021, including $178.8 million to Syrians and $129.9 million to people of other nationalities.

Context and operational highlights

During the fourth quarter of 2021, cash assistance was implemented in 15 MENA3 operations as well as in Turkey4, all of which provided multipurpose cash assistance (MPCA) for basic needs as well as relief occasional emergency. In addition, livelihood grants have been awarded in Egypt, Mauritania, Morocco and Turkey, health grants in Jordan, education grants in Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco and Turkey, and housing subsidies in Lebanon and Yemen, in addition to other sectoral support such as cash transfers. youth/adolescents and survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) in Turkey.

Additional support to address the economic impacts of COVID-19 continued throughout the fourth quarter in nine operations (Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Mauritania, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Turkey), compared to 14 countries at the end of 2020, largely due to the streamlining of the COVID-19 response into regular planned activities.

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