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UNRWA: 95% of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Food Insecure

Published : 15-11-2019

UNRWA: 95% of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Food Insecure

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

95 per cent of PRS are food insecure; Over 80% cite UNRWA cash assistance as their main source of income, while about 89 per cent of PRS live in poverty, according to the UN agency. 36 to 57 per cent of PRS youth face unemployment.

Following a comprehensive verification exercise of PRS in Lebanon, UNRWA verified the physical presence of 28,598 PRS (8,700 families) in the country until the end of February 2019. Most of them are eligible for the Agency’s emergency assistance.

UNRWA statistics indicate 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.

PRS rely heavily on UNRWA support to cover their basic needs and this dependency is expected to remain high in 2020.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9353

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

95 per cent of PRS are food insecure; Over 80% cite UNRWA cash assistance as their main source of income, while about 89 per cent of PRS live in poverty, according to the UN agency. 36 to 57 per cent of PRS youth face unemployment.

Following a comprehensive verification exercise of PRS in Lebanon, UNRWA verified the physical presence of 28,598 PRS (8,700 families) in the country until the end of February 2019. Most of them are eligible for the Agency’s emergency assistance.

UNRWA statistics indicate 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.

PRS rely heavily on UNRWA support to cover their basic needs and this dependency is expected to remain high in 2020.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9353