The United Nations Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) appealed Friday, October 21, 2022 for $13 million in funding to support Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, as it suffers unprecedented economic crisis.
“Palestinian refugees living in overcrowded camps are at the end of their rope.” UNRWA chief Philippe Lazzarini said in a statement, adding that “almost every Palestine refugee in Lebanon lives in poverty.”
He added that UNRWA urgently appealed for $13 million in funding for cash assistance to families, primary health care services and to keep the agency’s schools open until the end of this year.
He emphasized that Palestinian refugees in Lebanon are often unable to even scrape by and that their assistance is a drop in an ocean of despair.
Lebanon has been hit hard over the past three years by one of the worst economic crises in recent global history, according to the World Bank.