Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. Photo: Mohammed Asad/APA
A total of 4,313 COVID-19 cases and 150 deaths were recorded in Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis, announced the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
The spokesperson for UNRWA in Lebanon Hoda al-Samra said earlier this week that the agency is coordinating with all United Nations organizations, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, as well as the Lebanese Ministry of Health, to secure enough vaccines to meet the camps' needs.
Samra said vaccines will be administered based on the priorities set by WHO.
She pointed out that all Palestinian refugees will be vaccinated gradually, as vaccine shipments arrive in Lebanon.