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On Int’l Day for Eradication of Poverty, Palestinian Refugees Enduring Extreme Poverty in Syria

Published : 20-10-2019

On Int’l Day for Eradication of Poverty, Palestinian Refugees Enduring Extreme Poverty in Syria

Data released by AGPS on the occasion of the 27th International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, observed by the United Nations General Assembly on 17 October, indicates that the majority of Palestinian refugees in Syria have been living below the poverty line.

A vulnerability assessment conducted by UNRWA in December 2017 estimated that 90 per cent of Palestine refugee households in Syria live in absolute poverty (less than US$ 2 person/day) prior to receiving UNRWA cash assistance. As a result, it is expected that a large majority of the Palestine refugee population will continue to rely on UNRWA humanitarian assistance to meet their most basic needs in the years to come.

 

In 2018, UNRWA estimated that 438,000 Palestine refugees remained in the country out of 560,000 inpiduals registered with the Agency in Syria.  Displacement, loss of assets and livelihood, and high levels of inflation have contributed to the increased vulnerability of civilians, including the Palestine refugee population.

Many families have lost their main breadwinner, whether through death, incapacitation, detention or departure to another country in order to seek protection and asylum.

Almost 60 per cent of Palestine refugees have been displaced at least once since the beginning of the conflict and, according to UNRWA estimates, more than 180,000 have had their homes destroyed or severely damaged due to hostilities. Yarmouk, Deraa, and Ein el Tal (Aleppo) camps, previously home to more than 30 per cent of the Palestine refugee population in Syria, have been almost completely destroyed.

At the same time, about 89 per cent of PRS in Lebanon live in poverty, while 95 per cent of PRS are food insecure and eligible for the Agency’s emergency assistance. 

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

At the same time, 100% of Palestine refugee families from Syria in Jordan need to receive one or more UNRWA emergency assistance interventions especially during winter.

In its 2019 Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal, UNRWA said 30% of Palestinian refugees from Syria are highly vulnerable and 31% of recorded PRS are members of female-headed households, which increases their vulnerability.

After eight years of conflict, Palestinian refugees in and from Syria continue to face significant humanitarian and protection needs. In the absence of a durable political settlement, intense hostilities and violence resulting in deaths and injuries, internal displacement, loss of livelihoods, decreases in the provision of public services, and extensive damage to civilian infrastructure have disrupted the lives of civilians and severely undermined coping mechanisms.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9250

Data released by AGPS on the occasion of the 27th International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, observed by the United Nations General Assembly on 17 October, indicates that the majority of Palestinian refugees in Syria have been living below the poverty line.

A vulnerability assessment conducted by UNRWA in December 2017 estimated that 90 per cent of Palestine refugee households in Syria live in absolute poverty (less than US$ 2 person/day) prior to receiving UNRWA cash assistance. As a result, it is expected that a large majority of the Palestine refugee population will continue to rely on UNRWA humanitarian assistance to meet their most basic needs in the years to come.

 

In 2018, UNRWA estimated that 438,000 Palestine refugees remained in the country out of 560,000 inpiduals registered with the Agency in Syria.  Displacement, loss of assets and livelihood, and high levels of inflation have contributed to the increased vulnerability of civilians, including the Palestine refugee population.

Many families have lost their main breadwinner, whether through death, incapacitation, detention or departure to another country in order to seek protection and asylum.

Almost 60 per cent of Palestine refugees have been displaced at least once since the beginning of the conflict and, according to UNRWA estimates, more than 180,000 have had their homes destroyed or severely damaged due to hostilities. Yarmouk, Deraa, and Ein el Tal (Aleppo) camps, previously home to more than 30 per cent of the Palestine refugee population in Syria, have been almost completely destroyed.

At the same time, about 89 per cent of PRS in Lebanon live in poverty, while 95 per cent of PRS are food insecure and eligible for the Agency’s emergency assistance. 

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

At the same time, 100% of Palestine refugee families from Syria in Jordan need to receive one or more UNRWA emergency assistance interventions especially during winter.

In its 2019 Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal, UNRWA said 30% of Palestinian refugees from Syria are highly vulnerable and 31% of recorded PRS are members of female-headed households, which increases their vulnerability.

After eight years of conflict, Palestinian refugees in and from Syria continue to face significant humanitarian and protection needs. In the absence of a durable political settlement, intense hostilities and violence resulting in deaths and injuries, internal displacement, loss of livelihoods, decreases in the provision of public services, and extensive damage to civilian infrastructure have disrupted the lives of civilians and severely undermined coping mechanisms.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9250