The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) denied that it stopped its support for refugees in Lebanon, a local media outlet reported Sunday.
“We did not stop our support for refugees. We are still distributing soaps and disinfectants in camps,” Lisa Abou Khaled, spokeswoman of the UNHCR, was quoted as saying by Elnashra, an online independent newspaper.
The UNHCR is “working on increasing financial support for refugees’ families during the current tough times,” she added.
Earlier this week, Claudio Cordone, director of UNRWA in Lebanon, said his agency, along with other UN agencies in Lebanon, had launched an awareness campaign to limit the spread of COVID-19 among refugees. Enditem