According to UNRWA, Palestine refugees from Syria have been severely affected by the ongoing armed conflict, with virtually all of their residential areas experiencing armed engagements or the use of heavy weapons. Of the total 540,000 Palestine refugees in Syria, almost all require assistance. Some 52,788 Palestinian refugees who were living in Syria have now fled to Lebanon and registered with UNRWA (the real number of Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon is of course likely to be higher).
OC was asked by UNESCO and UNRWA to provide a three day training on INEE’s Education in Emergencies for relevant stakeholders. This training took place from 28-30 April in Beirut, Lebanon. OC has since also been asked by UNESCO and NRC to provide a similar training in Erbil (N-Iraq).