covid-19 weekly update 11-17 may 2020

22 May 2020
UNRWA delivers food parcels to Palestine refugee families in Gaza. © 2020 UNRWA Photo by Hussein Jaber


  • The   UNRWA   Health   Department   is   leading   on   the Agency’s  COVID-19 response and issues a one-page daily sitrep with the latest epidemiological figures.
  • All   709   UNRWA   schools,   eight   vocational/educational training centres and two ESF (Education Science Faculties) remain  closed  (in  line  with  host  government  decisions) affecting 533,342 school students, 8,270 VTC trainees and 1,840  university  students.  To  ensure  the  continuation of  students’  access  to  quality, inclusive,  and  equitable education,    the    longstanding    UNRWA    Education    in Emergency (EiE) programme has been reconceptualized in  order  to  better  respond  to  the  challenging  COVID-19 context.