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Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Exacerbated by Bread Price Hike

Published : 02-11-2020

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Exacerbated by Bread Price Hike

State-run bakeries in AlSabina camp have reportedly been manipulating the prices of subsidised bread after the government increased pack prices.

A bread pack is sold in the area at a price of up to 120 Syrian pounds if the bakery is located less than 10 kilometers away from the subsidised seller. In case the distance exceeds 10 kilometers the bread pack is sold at 125 pounds.

On Thursday, October 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/10870

State-run bakeries in AlSabina camp have reportedly been manipulating the prices of subsidised bread after the government increased pack prices.

A bread pack is sold in the area at a price of up to 120 Syrian pounds if the bakery is located less than 10 kilometers away from the subsidised seller. In case the distance exceeds 10 kilometers the bread pack is sold at 125 pounds.

On Thursday, October 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/10870