A human rights organization
called on the United Nations to intervene urgently to provide financial
assistance to the Palestinian refugees in Lebanon to face the severe economic
and social crisis they are experiencing as a result of the Corona crisis and
other chronic economic crises.
The Palestinian Association for
Human Rights (witness) said in a statement that the preventive procedures taken
in the country within the framework of public mobilization have led to the
stopping of business movement, coinciding with the dramatic rise in prices of
food and basic commodities, which was largely reflected in the living reality
of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.
And (witness) alerted in its
statement that there are angry voices that started to rise and warn of an
imminent social explosion, if the situation continues as it is from closing and
expensive, amid warnings of a major humanitarian and social catastrophe and
calls for urgent action in order to develop a relief plan that relieves
refugees in this crisis.
According to the statement of
the human rights organization, nearly 90% of the Palestinian refugees in
Lebanon are now unemployed, that is, they depend on the direct consumption
In its statement, (witness)
asked about the fate of the Palestinian refugees if the Corona pandemic crisis
persists, and to whom they left , aren’t they the responsibility of the United
Nations in general and UNRWA in particular?
And witness called UNRWA to take
urgent action, and to take necessary serious steps to meet the needs of the refugees
in Palestinian camps and gatherings, and to establish a relief program for a
period of six months as a first stage.
(witness) stated in its
statement that there are approximately 25 thousand Palestinian refugees who
came from Syria to Lebanon because of the bloody Syrian crisis and those need
urgent help asking UNRWA to replace the exchange of financial aid, despite its
small number, which those people get from the Lebanese currency to The dollar,
due to the low purchasing power of the Lebanese pound.