covid-19 weekly update 4-10 may 2020

16 May 2020
A young Palestine refugee receives a medical check up at the UNRWA Bethlehem Health Centre. © 2020 UNRWA Photo


  • 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 reconceptualised in order to better respond to the challenging COVID-19 context.
    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