The forgotten refugees of Palestine and Syria - IOL
In many refugee camps around the world, death by starvation has become a bigger threat than the coronavirus.
This is the result of an appalling abdication of responsibility by governments to protect refugees in what is fast becoming a human rights catastrophe.
In Lebanon, which hosts an estimated 1.5 million Syrian refugees and 175,000 Palestinian refugees, seven out of 10 refugee households have lost their livelihoods and are barely surviving. Refugees are far more afraid of hunger than Covid-19.
Lebanon has descended into economic collapse and its people are struggling to provide for themselves, which has eroded the capacity for even the smallest acts of generosity towards the refugees.