A more recent high frequency survey conducted by UNRWA as part of the Agency’s crisis monitoring efforts found that the poverty rate
among Palestinian refugees had reached 73 per cent.
This came in a statement released by the Director-General of the UNRWA for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, Claudio Cordone.
Spokeswoman for the UNRWA Huda Samra also pointed out that 5,500 homes in several refugee camps in Lebanon are in need to be restored.
Over the past few months, only 1,500 homes had been restored as donor-funded renovation projects are on hold due to the luck of funding, she added.
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.
According to UNICEF, there are currently 192,000 Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.