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UNRWA to provide emergency cash assistance to Palestine refugees from Gaza

By JT - Jul 22,2020 - Last updated at Jul 22,2020

AMMAN — The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in Jordan will provide a one-time emergency cash to support ex-Gazan Palestine refugees residing in Jordan to alleviate the economic burden left by the coronavirus, according to a statement from the UN agency. 

The JD100 one-time cash will be distributed to eligible ex-Gazan families within the following criteria: The head of the family must be an ex-Gazan registered with UNRWA residing in Jordan, head of the family or one of the family members has a temporary residence card for ex-Gazan, wives of ex-Gazans residing in Jordan and married to non-Jordanians, according to the statement.

The head of the family or a member of the family must not be employed by UNRWA, head of the family is not an employee with a fixed monthly income, head of the family is not registered with the social safety net programme (Non-SSN), the head of the family is not among the groups permanently benefitting from the emergency programme for Palestine refugees from Syria, the family has not benefitted from the COVID-19 one-time cash assistance that was recently distributed by UNRWA to the residents of the Jerash camp (Gaza camp), the agency said. 

Those who believe that they are eligible for the assistance should submit their application to the following link: https://gfoportal.unrwa.org/rssp/jordan.aspx from 16/7/2020 – 15/8/2020. 

Applicants will receive an SMS stating whether they are eligible or not and indicating the date and place where they can receive the allocated JD100 per family one-time cash assistance. The distribution will take place from the period of August 23 until October 29, the statement said.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, UNRWA in Jordan distributed a one-time cash assistance to ex-Gazans residing in Jerash camp.

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