School Feeding Programme in Jordan Camps – Date Bars Distribution

Jordan Humanitarian Action
September 2021
June 2022

Access to nutritional food is one of the major challenges faced by vulnerable Syrian refugees as a result of Jordan’s scarcity of resources, water supplies and agricultural land. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, rates of informal and child labour rose, especially in Za’atrai and Azraq Refugee Camps in North Jordan due to decreasing income generating opportunities.

Thanks to the support of the World Food Programme, ACTED began distributing nutritional snacks to school children in Za’atari and Azraq Camps from September 2021, reaching 29,950 individuals by the end of the project. While primarily improving the nutritional status of school children with more than 3 million date bars distributed, the project also employed 83 incentive-based volunteers and in doing so, awareness campaigns on the importance of a healthy diet and school attendance were initiated throughout the communities.

ACTED is delighted to announce that while this phase of the project was completed in June 2022, the activities will continue with the support of the World Food Programme in the coming academic year under phase 2.

Success Stories: Date Bars Distribution

Current projects

School Feeding Programme in Jordan Camps – Date Distribution

GrowEconomy: Promote sustainable, inclusive and decent economic opportunities for Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanians in the agriculture sector

The Impact of COVID-19 on Multi-Sector Vulnerabilities and Programming: The Performance and Shortcomings during Protracted Shocks and the Implications on Nexus Programming in Jordan

Improvement of Green Infrastructure in Jordan through Labour- Intensive Measures (CfW-GI)

Enhancing employment opportunities and green infrastructure in East Amman

Support Economic Growth and Sustainable, Diversified Income Creation in Jordan

School Feeding Programme in Jordan Camps – Date Bars Distribution, phase 1

Provision of support to social entrepreneurs targeting migrants and refugees in Jordan

Supporting Civil Society Organizations at local and national level to monitor public policies in key sectors in Jordan – Jordan Guardians Project

Sustainable waste management in the city of Sahab

Waste to (Positive) Energy

Waste to (Positive) Energy

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