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Palestine Refugees in Lebanon Teeter on the Edge of Existence
26 October 2022
In Lebanon, Palestine refugees have hit rock bottom, reaching a point of no return. Poverty, unemployment and despair are in high doses across the country, severely hitting the Lebanese people, Syrian and Palestine refugees. This comes amid one of the worst economic crises in recent history, compounded by the Beirut blast in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic, poor governance and an almost total collapse in basic services. Palestine refugees, living in overcrowded camps, are historically one of the poorest people in the country. They are at the end of the rope. According to the latest UNRWA Crisis Monitoring Report on the Socio-Economic Situation of Palestine Refugees in Lebanon, 93 per cent of all Palestine refugees in Lebanon live in poverty. While UNRWA has been helping, providing cash assistance and other basic services, our assistance is a drop in an ocean of despair.