Lebanon, ALRAY - United Nations for Relief and Work agency for Palestinian refugees in the near east (UNRWA) reported that it has not yet receive financial support to provide medical precautions in order to cope coronavirus in Palestinian refugees' camps.
In an interview with Qudus Press, the spokesperson of UNRWA in Lebanon Huda Samra said that the financial status of UNRWA is critical since it has not received any financial support neither to cope with coronavirus nor to provide the necessary services to the refugees of the Palestinian camps.
"It is difficult for UNRWA to secures supplies without financial support; Super powers have not be able to secure all supplies for its people," Samra said.
UNRWA has launched a week ago a flash appeal to provide a sum of US$ 14 million to covers the Agency’s immediate needs for a three-month period.
UNRWA announced on Wednesday the first Palestinian case of covid-19 in Lebanon.
Samra made clear that the confirmed case of covid-19 is of a Palestinian youth lives outside the Palestinian camps in the Lebanese town of Barja, and he was asked to stay in home quarantine.
She added the tests of other seven cases are negative.
Lebanese Health Ministry announced that the cases of covid-19 are raised to 333, after 29 new cases were recorded, while recovery cases were 8, and deaths were 6 throughout the Republic of Lebanon.