The conflict in Syria has intensified during 2015, leading to heightened humanitarian and protection needs amongst the increasingly vulnerable Palestine refugee population. Of the 450,000 Palestine refugees in Syria, 95 percent rely on UNRWA humanitarian assistance and 60 percent are internally displaced. UNRWA humanitarian and human development response is a lifeline. The 60,000 Palestine refugees who have fled to Lebanon and Jordan face a precarious existence.
Without sustained and increased humanitarian and human development funding, the Palestine refugee community, especially that in Syria, will face accelerating and unsustainable threats to their existence. For 2016, UNRWA is appealing for $415m to meet their minimum humanitarian needs in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon.