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Committee of Displaced Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Meet with Hamas Delegation in Sidon

Published : 12-07-2019

Committee of Displaced Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Meet with Hamas Delegation in Sidon

Representatives of the Committee of Displaced Persons from Syria met with the chief of Hamas Refugee Affairs office, Abu Ahmad Fadl, at his office in Sidon, on July 9.

The delegations discussed the abject conditions endured by displaced Palestinians from Syria due to high rates of unemployment, loss of livelihoods, and acute dearth in relief assistance, along with the refugees’ frail legal status and visa difficulties.

UNRWA has identified Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon as one of the most marginalized and poorest communities in the region. 

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, according to the UN agency. 

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).

PRS rely heavily on UNRWA support to cover their basic needs and this dependency has remained high in 2019.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/8886

Representatives of the Committee of Displaced Persons from Syria met with the chief of Hamas Refugee Affairs office, Abu Ahmad Fadl, at his office in Sidon, on July 9.

The delegations discussed the abject conditions endured by displaced Palestinians from Syria due to high rates of unemployment, loss of livelihoods, and acute dearth in relief assistance, along with the refugees’ frail legal status and visa difficulties.

UNRWA has identified Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon as one of the most marginalized and poorest communities in the region. 

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, according to the UN agency. 

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).

PRS rely heavily on UNRWA support to cover their basic needs and this dependency has remained high in 2019.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/8886