Development Assistance Roadmap Portal of the Middle East (DARPE) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) are organizing a webinar on 26 October 2021, 4 PM CET.
This webinar is free to attend.
For the webinar: Lebanon in Crisis: Meeting the Humanitarian Needs of Palestine Refugees in a Dramatically Evolving Atmosphere, DARPE and UNICEF invite key institutions, donor agencies, development practitioners, and humanitarian actors to discuss the urgent and rising humanitarian needs of nearly 210,000 Palestine refugees in Lebanon, including those displaced from Syria.
Recent data showed that the currency devaluation, rising inflation, and rampant unemployment pushed more than 70% of already vulnerable Palestine refugees into poverty.
In this rapidly deteriorating context, with COVID-19 numbers rising, UNRWA continues to provide some cash assistance as well as medical hardship stipends to thousands of vulnerable refugees.
Amidst this mounting and unprecedented crisis, the Agency faces an ongoing funding shortfall that is threatening these two critical services that refugees in Lebanon increasingly rely upon to meet their most basic human needs.
4:00 PM – 4:10 PM
Welcome by DARPE Project Director and Webinar Moderator, Alaa S. Shaheen
4:10 PM – 4:35 PM
UNRWA Humanitarian Services for Palestine Refugees in Lebanon Speaker: Mr. Claudio Cordone, Director of UNRWA Affairs, Lebanon
4:35 PM – 5:00 PM
Questions and Answers using chat and live.