Poverty rates reach 93 per cent among Palestinian refugee in Lebanon, UNRWA revealed, launching urgent appeals for US$13 Million to provide much needed assistance.
“Most of the Palestinian refugees in Lebanon are unable to secure the daily life necessities,” Leni Stenseth, deputy commissioner general of UNRWA, said during a press conference held at the UNRWA headquarters in Beirut.
Some Palestinian families have stopped sending their children to schools because of the high cost of transport, while others have reduced their daily meals, Stenseth told the press conference after her visit to Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.
She called for an urgent emergency plan to secure 13.2 million U.S. dollars before the end of the year to support the hospital and medical sectors and transport costs to guarantee proper education for children.
UNRWA has earlier launched an emergency appeal to provide emergency assistance to Palestinian refugees in Lebanon and Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon.
Under strategic priority one in 2022, UNRWA will continue to provide emergency assistance to Palestine refugees in Syria and PRS in Lebanon and Jordan, as well as other extremely vulnerable Palestine refugees in the three fields of operation.
The UNRWA estimates that 210,000 Palestinian refugees live in 12 official refugee camps amid very difficult living conditions.