Most urban refugees no longer receive food aid. They also cannot legally work in Jordan, so paying rent and putting food on the table is a huge challenge. This is especially difficult for families during Ramadan.
For refugees who struggle with being able to regularly provide food for their families, Ramadan can be especially difficult. Without a proper meal to break the fast, spending all day without any food is exhausting and tiresome, and can even be dangerous. Food donations and food voucher distributions are critical during this time of year for refugees. Every Ramadan, CRP tries to provide adequate food for as many families as possible, regardless of their faith tradition.
Last Ramadan we received various in-kind donations. Thanks to these donations, we were able to distribute 150 meat rolls, 250 chickens, 100 boxes of food, 500 kg of rice, and almost 200 extra food vouchers. We hosted between 14 and 20 families for 4 Friday Iftars, the meal where fasting is broken. This year, we have already begun to distribute additional food vouchers, and we hope to continue distributions throughout the month. “Distributions during Ramadan depend on in-kind donations and can vary from year to year depending on what people and corporations donate,” says Abu Yousif, a worker with CRP.
We understand that it is not always possible to donate in-kind; any type of donation is vastly appreciated. Your support helps refugees get meals on the table during Ramadan.