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UNRWA: 52% of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Jobless

Published : 24-04-2019

UNRWA: 52% of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Jobless

UNRWA said in its 2019 Syrian Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal that the unemployment rate among Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon has hit 52%. Those families can barely manage to secure their livelihood for two family members.

According to UNRWA estimates, most of PRS in Lebanon are below the age of 25. 20% to 25% of PRS are between 15 and 24 years-old.  Youths suffer the highest rates of unemployment with over 36% for PRS in Lebanon.

In the same report, UNRWA said over 80 per cent of PRS cite UNRWA cash assistance as their main source of income; about 89 per cent of PRS live in poverty, while 95 per cent of PRS are food insecure. 

Following a comprehensive verification exercise of PRS in Lebanon, conducted in July and August 2018, UNRWA verified the physical presence of 29,145 PRS (8,741 families) in the country, who are eligible for the Agency’s emergency assistance. This indicates a gradual reduction of PRS in Lebanon, due to either onward movement or returns to Syria, while the pace of spontaneous and unassisted returns continues to vary. In 2019, it is expected that the country will host approximately 28,800 PRS (8,700 PRS families).

UNRWA has identified Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon as one of the most marginalized and poorest communities in the region. PRS rely heavily on UNRWA support to cover their basic needs and this dependency is expected to remain high in 2019.

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/8599

UNRWA said in its 2019 Syrian Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal that the unemployment rate among Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon has hit 52%. Those families can barely manage to secure their livelihood for two family members.

According to UNRWA estimates, most of PRS in Lebanon are below the age of 25. 20% to 25% of PRS are between 15 and 24 years-old.  Youths suffer the highest rates of unemployment with over 36% for PRS in Lebanon.

In the same report, UNRWA said over 80 per cent of PRS cite UNRWA cash assistance as their main source of income; about 89 per cent of PRS live in poverty, while 95 per cent of PRS are food insecure. 

Following a comprehensive verification exercise of PRS in Lebanon, conducted in July and August 2018, UNRWA verified the physical presence of 29,145 PRS (8,741 families) in the country, who are eligible for the Agency’s emergency assistance. This indicates a gradual reduction of PRS in Lebanon, due to either onward movement or returns to Syria, while the pace of spontaneous and unassisted returns continues to vary. In 2019, it is expected that the country will host approximately 28,800 PRS (8,700 PRS families).

UNRWA has identified Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon as one of the most marginalized and poorest communities in the region. PRS rely heavily on UNRWA support to cover their basic needs and this dependency is expected to remain high in 2019.

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/8599