European Union External Action

One year on: the poverty, food security and protection impact of COVID-19 on Syrian refugees and host communities in Jordan, Kurdistan region of Iraq, Lebanon and Turkey

10/03/2021 - 14:36

In December 2020, the World Bank and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a joint study, “Compounding Misfortunes: Changes in Poverty since the Onset of COVID-19 on Syrian Refugees and Host Communities in Jordan, Iraq-Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) and Lebanon.

This side event will provide an update on this study, with the analysis and findings refined in collaboration with the World Food Programme (WFP) and adjusted to the latest macro-economic assumptions.

The side event also presents complementary studies and views from the field such as those conducted by the World Bank in Turkey, and by the WFP in Iraq-KRI. Through presentations from and discussion with key stakeholders, including host governments, refugees and donor countries supporting the study and regional humanitarian needs, this side event seeks to take stock of the impact of COVID-19 and discuss how to move forward.


Organiser: World Bank, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and World Food Programme (WFP), the United States of America and Germany

Date: 25/03/2021  15:00-17:00 CET


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