Lebanon Emergency Vaccine Appeal

Providing lifesaving COVID-19 vaccines to Palestinian refugees in Lebanon

Mahmoud family take shelter in disused storage shed

One year since the first case of Covid-19 was registered in Lebanon, over 346,000 individuals have been infected with the virus, of which 4,100 have died[1].

  • during January and February 2021, the number of infected individuals in Lebanon surged to reach over 4,000 new cases, along with over 50 deaths per day
  • the health sector is under extreme pressure, with over 95% occupancy rate at all available Intensive Care Units (ICU) beds in the country[2]
  • there has been a devastating effect on the 200,000 (approx.) Palestinian refugees in Lebanon - over 90% were living in extreme poverty even before the surge in newly registered individuals with COVID-19
  • On the 16th February 2021, UNRWA held a press conference and stated that Palestinian refugees are three times more likely to die from COVID-19 in comparison to the rest of the population[3]

 

Welfare Association will support the delivery of 100,000 doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine for 50,000 Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, at two doses per person for maximum efficacy.

 

Please help to support this vital effort at combating Covid-19 amongst the most vulnerable Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, whose lives in poverty put them at extreme risk of contracting the virus.

Your help will save lives and aid in the fight against Covid-19, thank you.  



[2] https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2021/01/08/954478781/lebanons-full-hospitals-turn-away-coronavirus-patients-amid-record-daily-cases?t=1615391070282

[3] Thomson Reuters - Palestinian refugees in Lebanon three times more likely to die with COVID-19: Available at: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-refugees-health-trfn/palestinian-refugees-in-lebanon-three-times-more-likely-to-die-with-covid-19-idUSKBN2AG22M