Where We Work
More than 479,000 refugees are registered with UNRWA in Lebanon. About 45 per cent of them live in the country’s 12 refugee camps. Conditions in the camps are dire and characterized by overcrowding, poor housing conditions, unemployment, poverty and lack of access to justice.
Palestinians in Lebanon do not enjoy several important rights; for example, they cannot work in as many as 39 professions and cannot own property (real estate). Because they are not formally citizens of another state, Palestine refugees are unable to claim the same rights as other foreigners living and working in Lebanon.
The conflict in Syria has forced many Palestine refugees from Syria to flee to Lebanon in search of safety. Most are receiving UNRWA assistance in the country, including cash assistance, education, health care, and protection.
In addition, with help from donor partners like EU MADAD, UNRWA is able to provide emergency assistance to Palestine refugees impacted by the conflict in Syria. Click here to learn more.
REFUGEE CAMPS IN Lebanon
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