Special Hardship Case programme


The Special Hardship Case programme is established to distribute food to the neediest refugee families, concentrating on the poorest of the poor, for whom, as Commissioner-General Olof Rydbeck notes, “UNRWA is the only source for… relief.” This is later replaced by the Social Safety Net programme, which in 2013 supports nearly 300,00 Palestine refugees, or 6 per cent of the total.