3 Palestinian Children with Special Needs Appeal for Urgent Assistance in Jordan

3 Palestinian Children with Special Needs Appeal for Urgent Assistance in Jordan

The majority of PRS in Jordan face high marginalization and are food-insecure. Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images

The families of three Palestinian children with special needs in Jordan have slammed the apathy maintained by UNRWA regarding their appeals for urgent humanitarian assistance.

A mother said she had appealed to UNRWA to provide her disabled child with a wheelchair, but to no avail.

The father of two other disabled children said they have been left without treatment due to complicated red tape and steep charges. The absence of cash aid by UNRWA has made their situation worse.

The families continue to call on the international humanitarian institutions, UNRWA, and the UNHCR to provide them with urgent treatment and humanitarian assistance.

In its fact sheet entitled “Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal 2021”, UNRWA said Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Jordan are confronted with increased hardship and vulnerability, due to long-term displacement and difficult socio-economic conditions, coupled with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

UNRWA said that in 2021, the Agency requires US$ 318 million to respond to the humanitarian needs of Palestine refugees in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan.

More than 2 million Palestine refugees registered with UNRWA live in Jordan.

There are ten recognized Palestine refugee camps throughout the country, which accommodate nearly 370,000 Palestine refugees. Jordan hosts the largest number of Palestine refugees of all of the UNWRA fields.

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