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ECHO support makes critical difference for Palestine refugees in Syria
04 December 2015
The protracted crisis in Syria has deepened the vulnerability of Palestine refugees living in the country. More than 95 per cent of the 450,000 Palestine refugees in Syria are reliant on UNRWA to meet their basic daily needs, including food, shelter and health care. The support of donors such as the European Commission makes a critical difference for the refugees. This year, the Commission has donated EUR 5 million in humanitarian aid to UNRWA, including EUR 2 million for its cash assistance programme, which gives refugees the choice to prioritize spending on their most urgent needs.