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UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid to Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon

Published : 18-11-2021

UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid to Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA said it will be delivering cash grants to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon as of November 23, 2021. The sum covers October and November.

The grants will be transferred to the concerned refugees through Lebanon Post and in batches. Families will receive text messages specifying the delivery day.

With the current financial crisis rocking Lebanon, most Palestine refugees have found themselves slipping further into destitution. The “dollar crisis” in Lebanon, where the official exchange rate of the US dollar against the Lebanese pound is nearly ten times lower than the black-market rate, has seen the purchasing power of the refugees slashed tenfold.

Even before the pandemic and the financial meltdown of Lebanon, Palestine refugees lived in poverty and faced systemic restrictions that limited their employment, property ownership and, at times, movement. Joblessness has been high in Palestine refugee camps for many years, but the collapse of the Lebanese economy in the last few months has left many of them feeling desperate, especially as UNRWA has been struggling with an acute financial crisis itself. COVID-19 has been the latest in a series of recent devastating blows to a community that has suffered marginalization and uncertainty for decades.

 

 

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/12473

UNRWA said it will be delivering cash grants to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon as of November 23, 2021. The sum covers October and November.

The grants will be transferred to the concerned refugees through Lebanon Post and in batches. Families will receive text messages specifying the delivery day.

With the current financial crisis rocking Lebanon, most Palestine refugees have found themselves slipping further into destitution. The “dollar crisis” in Lebanon, where the official exchange rate of the US dollar against the Lebanese pound is nearly ten times lower than the black-market rate, has seen the purchasing power of the refugees slashed tenfold.

Even before the pandemic and the financial meltdown of Lebanon, Palestine refugees lived in poverty and faced systemic restrictions that limited their employment, property ownership and, at times, movement. Joblessness has been high in Palestine refugee camps for many years, but the collapse of the Lebanese economy in the last few months has left many of them feeling desperate, especially as UNRWA has been struggling with an acute financial crisis itself. COVID-19 has been the latest in a series of recent devastating blows to a community that has suffered marginalization and uncertainty for decades.

 

 

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/12473