Dozens of displaced Palestinian families sheltered in AlRashidiya camp, in the southern Lebanese city of Sur, have launched cries for help over the security mayhem rocking the area due to the uncontrolled circulation of weapons and frequent clashes.
On Friday, May 8, a fight that started between two people took away the life of one person and left three others wounded.
Statistics conducted by local NGOs documented a remarkable decrease in the number of Palestinian families from Syria sheltered in AlRashidiya camp owing to the life-threatening security turmoil along with the dire socio-economic conditions and ambivalent legal status endured by the displaced families.
UN data indicates that Palestinian refugees in Lebanon continue to face high vulnerability and marginalization, making them heavily reliant on humanitarian support to cover their basic needs. The socio-economic hardships and unrest experienced by the country have compounded the refugees’ already dire living conditions.
The majority of the Palestinian refugee population in Lebanon live in poverty and are unable to meet even their most essential food requirements.
The refugees’ vulnerability is further compounded by their precarious legal status. The lack of a valid legal status, often coupled with outdated civil registration documents, results in severely restricted freedom of movement for some PRS in Lebanon due to fear of arrest, detention or forced deportation.