syria regional crisis emergency appeal progress report

Monday, January 4, 2021

for the reporting period 01 January – 30 June 2020

During the first six months of 2020, Palestine refugees in Syria, and Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon and Jordan continued to struggle with increased humanitarian needs as a consequence of the protracted conflict in Syria, aggravated by deteriorating socio-economic conditions and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Between January and June 2020, UNRWA continued to provide cash assistance, emergency health, education, water and sanitation and protection services to Palestine refugees affected by the Syria crisis in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. The Agency rapidly adjusted its operations to respond to the additional challenges brought on by COVID-19, to ensure that Palestine refugees’ most basic needs continued to be met.

More details on the UNRWA response to COVID-19 can be found in the standalone report on the UNRWA COVID-19 Flash Appeal covering the period March-July 2020

UNRWA is implementing COVID-19 preventative measures in its schools across Syria to keep students, teachers and their communities safe while providing quality education. ©2020 UNRWA photo by Taghrid Mohammad.