Syria: UNRWA - Humanitarian Snapshot, May 2020

Friday, July 3, 2020

Updated Flash Appeal Launched for COVID19- Response

Meanwhile, UNRWA continued to deliver basic services and humanitarian assistance to Palestine refugees during the month of May, while navigating ongoing preventative measures in place by the authorities in  response to the COVID-19 crisis. The Agency had to adjust its operations and programme modalities to mitigate the risks of exposure and spread of the virus for staff and beneficiaries. An Updated Flash Appeal was launched on 8 May 2020, with a large portion of the funding aimed at covering cash assistance, as the socio-economic consequences of the public health crisis continue to weigh heavily on households. Syria’s requirement under the updated flash appeal amounts to US$ 16.99 million (out of the total US$ 93.4 million requested by UNRWA).

Bene_ciaries receiving cash assistance at UNRWA distribution point in Damascus © 2020 UNRWA Photo