Abdelwahab is from Darfur, Sudan. In 2014, due to the armed conflicted, Abdelwahab was forced to leave his country and sought refuge in Jordan. Abdelwahab now lives in Amman, Jordan, with his wife and kids. Back in Sudan, Abdelwahab used to work as a teacher. However, Sudanese refugees in Jordan do not have access to formal livelihood opportunities. Being able to pay for rent and food is a daily struggle.
“At any moment, the landlord might knock on our door and tell me to pay the rent or leave the house”, said Abdelwahab.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic started in 2020, Abdelwahab faced additional challenges, including increased prices for utilities and food. IOM supported Abdelwahab’s family with one-time winter cash assistance in November 2020 and monthly multi-purpose cash assistance for eight months. IOM’s assistance allowed them to meet their most basic needs and contributed to improve their living conditions.
“I hope to be self-reliant on the day and provide for my children”, said Abdelwahab.
Thanks to the generous support of the US Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM), IOM supported Abdelwahab and his family with monthly multi-purpose cash assistance to meet basic needs and one-time cash grants to address specific needs arising in winter.
IOM provided Abdelwahab and his family with one-time winter cash assistance and monthly multi-purpose cash assistance for eight months. Receiving cash assistance helped them meet their most basic needs, such as rent, food and medication.