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  • In a recently published study, the World Bank and UNHCR estimate that 4.4 million people in host communities and 1.1 million refugees or internally displaced persons in Lebanon, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, and three governorates in Jordan have been newly pushed into poverty by the pandemic.
    highlight 17 Dec 2020 (3 years ago)
    / COVID - Refugees and asylum-seekers
  • In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), UNHCR has helped hundreds of refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR) to return home in recent days – the first such move since the COVID-19 pandemic forced border closures.
    highlight 16 Nov 2020 (3 years ago)
    / COVID - Refugees and asylum-seekers
  • Nearly all countries have COVID-19 cases, including a small number of cases among persons of concern (PoC) to UNHCR but with no concentrated outbreak so far.
    highlight 17 Apr 2020 (4 years ago)
    / COVID - Refugees and asylum-seekers
  • Nearly all countries have COVID-19 cases, including cases among persons of concern (PoC) to UNHCR.
    highlight 09 Apr 2020 (4 years ago)
    / COVID - Refugees and asylum-seekers
  • On 11 May, UNHCR launched the revised UNHCR Coronavirus emergency appeal, seeking a total amount of USD 745 million to boost preparedness, prevention and response activities to address the immediate public health needs of refugees, IDPs and host communities prompted by the spread of COVID-19.
    highlight 10 May 2020 (4 years ago)
    / COVID - Refugees and asylum-seekers
  • On 14 January 2021, Jordan has become one of the world’s first countries to start COVID-19 vaccinations for refugees, and UNHCR has been working with the Jordanian government to vaccinate refugees and provide critical health, sanitation, hygiene and logistical support as well as personal protective equipment. UNHCR appeals to all countries to follow suit and include refugees in their national vaccination drives in line with COVAX allocation principles.
    highlight 14 Jan 2021 (3 years ago)
    / COVID - Refugees and asylum-seekers
  • On 7 May, the first revision to the COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan was launched, with briefings from UNHCR, OCHA, WHO, WFP and Oxfam principals, seeking USD 6.7 billion through December 2020.
    highlight 07 May 2020 (4 years ago)
    / COVID - Refugees and asylum-seekers
  • Since the beginning of UNHCR’s COVID-19 response in Southern Africa, almost 1,900 health workers have been trained on COVID-19 prevention and response, nearly 4,400 additional hand washing facilities have been established and over 329,300 households received soap for handwashing to prevent COVID-19.
    highlight 03 Aug 2020 (3 years ago)
    / COVID - Refugees and asylum-seekers
  • Since the end of April, UNHCR has delivered 1.8 million masks, 800,000 gloves, as well as personal protective equipment kits, hand sanitizers, gowns, goggles and thermometers to 12 UNHCR operations. Additional equipment was purchased locally.
    highlight 08 Jun 2020 (4 years ago)
    / COVID - Refugees and asylum-seekers
  • The High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, visited Beirut to support and listen to the plight of all those affected by the devastating blast. Beyond the immediate and longer-term impact of the tragic explosion of 4 August, UNHCR is concerned about the combined effect of a severe economic crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. These three factors together are harming the most vulnerable and poorest parts of the population throughout the country.
    highlight 21 Aug 2020 (3 years ago)
    / COVID - Refugees and asylum-seekers