The study Compounding Misfortunes published by the World Bank and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in December 2020, funded by the Joint Data Centre, represented an initial investigation and analysis into the poverty impact of COVID-19 in Jordan, Lebanon, and the Iraq-Kurdistan Region of Iraq (Iraq-KRI) on host communities and refugees. The release of the Study was timed so it could inform the design of 2021 national response plans, including those under the Regional Refugee and Response Plan (3RP) umbrella.

In preparation for the 2021 Supporting the future of Syria and the Region Brussels V Conference, the Study’s projections have been updated and the underlying microsimulation models refined.

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  • Regional
  • March 2021
  • Joint Data Center, World Bank Group, UNHCR
  • Inter-agency document