UNRWA temporary collective shelters house some of the most vulnerable Palestine refugee groups, including single women, children, the elderly and the disabled. UNRWA photo
Displaced Palestinian refugees with special needs have been gripped with dire conditions in camps and communities across the war-stricken Syrian territories.
The situation of dozens of children with disabilities has gone far worse after they lost their parents in the bloody warfare. Others have endured limb amputation owing to the violent onslaughts.
UNRWA said it assists more than 2,300 Palestine refugees with disabilities in Syria, who have had their lives marred by the unabated warfare and bloody strife.
Assistance to the most vulnerable Palestinian refugees, including persons with disabilities, is provided by donors like the European Union. The European Commission's civil protection and humanitarian aid department (ECHO) has funded assistance to those with disabilities, as well as female-headed households.
As the conflict in Syria enters into its tenth year, it continues to have a devastating impact on Palestine refugees living in the country and in neighboring regions.
According to UN data, over 90 per cent of Palestine refugee households in Syria live in poverty and some 40 per cent remain in protracted displacement due to the conflict and the destruction of their homes.