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UNRWA received only 20% of funding for humanitarian response

Syria, Lebanon and Jordan

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AMMAN — The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has received only 20% of the budget allocated to the humanitarian response in Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan until mid-June 2022, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.اضافة اعلان

For its humanitarian response in the three countries, the Agency requires $365 million.

UNRWA spoke of the need for these funds to address the consequences of the Syrian crisis, the social and economic deterioration in Lebanon and Syria, the COVID pandemic's effects, and the Ukraine conflict.

The funds are used to provide emergency food and cash assistance to the most vulnerable refugees and essential access services, including education and health, for those forced to flee the war in Syria.

There are 19,000 Palestinian refugees from Syria in Jordan, according to UNRWA estimates, which speak of 100% of them needing emergency cash assistance.


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