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Palestinian Refugees Denounce Steep Bread Prices in Syria

Published : 31-10-2020

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Steep Bread Prices in Syria

Palestinian refugees in government-held zones in Syria said they have been struggling to fetch bread loafs to feed their starved families as a result of the price hike.

On Thursday, November 29, the Syrian government gave instructions that state-run bakeries sell subsidised bread for 100 pounds per packet, up from 50 pounds.

After ten years of conflict, Palestine refugees continue to be one of the most vulnerable groups in Syria with immense humanitarian needs.

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said in its 2020 Syria regional crisis emergency appeal that 126,000 Palestine refugees in Syria (PRS) are identified as extremely vulnerable; 89% live in poverty; 91% live in extreme poverty; and 80% rely on UNRWA cash assistance as their main source of income.

UNRWA also said that 55% of PRS do not possess valid legal residency documents; 100% of PRS are in need of winterization assistance; and 86% of PRS households are reported to be in debt.

 

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/10862

Palestinian refugees in government-held zones in Syria said they have been struggling to fetch bread loafs to feed their starved families as a result of the price hike.

On Thursday, November 29, the Syrian government gave instructions that state-run bakeries sell subsidised bread for 100 pounds per packet, up from 50 pounds.

After ten years of conflict, Palestine refugees continue to be one of the most vulnerable groups in Syria with immense humanitarian needs.

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said in its 2020 Syria regional crisis emergency appeal that 126,000 Palestine refugees in Syria (PRS) are identified as extremely vulnerable; 89% live in poverty; 91% live in extreme poverty; and 80% rely on UNRWA cash assistance as their main source of income.

UNRWA also said that 55% of PRS do not possess valid legal residency documents; 100% of PRS are in need of winterization assistance; and 86% of PRS households are reported to be in debt.

 

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/10862