Multi-purpose Cash Assistance Mid-Year Post-Distribution Monitoring Report 2020

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Date published
01 Aug 2020
Research, reports and studies
Cash-based transfers (CBT), COVID-19, Epidemics & pandemics, Forced displacement and migration, Host Communities, Refugee Camps, Livelihoods, Monitoring, Syria crisis
Jordan, Syria

Jordan hosts close to three quarters of a million refugees, most living outside of camps. The majority are vulnerable, unable to independently maintain a dignified life. In this context, UNHCR Jordan’s unconditional monthly basic needs cash assistance programme is a lifeline for many. During the first half of-2020, around 33,000 vulnerable refugee families living in urban areas and mostly but not exclusively from Syria, benefited from monthly assistance in the form of a social cash transfer (unrelated to Covid-19 emergency cash transfers also distributed by UNHCR in the late spring of 2020 and discussed in an annex to this document). Based on a survey administered via telephone to 590 cash transfer recipients, this report presents the results of the mid-year post-distribution monitoring exercise. It contributes to strengthening the evidence-base for policies that address best practices in cash-based transfers and their impact on vulnerability of refugee populations.