There are limited livelihood options for refugees in Jordan and they can face negative repercussions if they are caught working without necessary permits. Recognizing the direct benefits many vulnerable families will receive from financial assistance, the IRC started its cash assistance program in May 2013, and has since reached over 4,100 vulnerable Syrian and Jordanian families in Mafraq and Irbid Governorates.
Post Distribution Monitoring Survey Statistics
(February 2015) Sample size: 1300 households
- 97% of beneficiaries reported that the financial assistance did not create any risk to their safety.
- 74% reported that the financial assistance helped improve their living conditions. The most common examples were:
- Reducing tension and problems among households members Living in better/safer accommodation
- Better health conditions
- Eating better quality food
- Enrolling children in school Having less debt
8% of households reported having children under 18 working before receiving cash assistance; 36% of these reported that their children were able to stop working after receiving cash assistance.