Syrian refugee families are extremely vulnerable facing the COVID-19 pandemic.
As we enter the tenth year of the Syria crisis, Syrian refugee and displaced families need our help more than ever. Separated from their homes and communities, they live amid extreme poverty and uncertainty; only worsened by the pandemic and restrictions.
In Lebanon, which hosts around 1 million Syrian refugees, approximately 78% of households reported having difficulties in buying food due to lack of money, and 73% reported having had to reduce their food consumption as a coping mechanism. As many as 93% of families have gone further into debt since the outbreak of the pandemic.
UNHCR is working tirelessly with governments and partners to respond to the huge needs of refugee and displaced families. In addition to increasing the provision of in kind and cash assistance to families in need, we are also providing urgent aid such as hygiene kits and soap, and enhancing water, sanitation and healthcare services to those displaced.
Thousands of refugee and displaced families depend on our support to stay safe today.