DSPR Update – September 2020
Update from the Department of Service for Palestinian Refugees (DSPR) of the Middle East Council of Churches
The world is still in a situation of absolute crisis, and so is the Middle East. While Beirut is trying to recover from the catastrophe of its port explosion, the first four cases of virus infection occurred for a family of four in a crowded refugee camp in Gaza. The virus was under control in Gaza since infections started in March across Palestine and Israel. All reported cases were in the quarantine areas close to the border with Egypt and those entering from Erez Checkpoint were all tested and those with symptoms were quarantined. The system of control worked for Gaza until this past week. Gaza is now on complete lockdown till Monday 31st of September. It is expected that the lockdown will be extended.
To read the full update from the Department of Service for Palestinian Refugees (DSPR) of the Middle East Council of Churches, click here.