covid-19 weekly update 18-24 may 2020

31 May 2020
UNRWA sanitation workers in Aida camp, West Bank disinfecting alleyways as part of a deep cleaning campaign to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Palestine refugee camps. © 2020 UNRWA Photo by Yumna Patel


  • 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 here.
  • 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.