When refugees fear racism, harassment, and the possibility of deportation, they are less likely to report cases of COVID-19. To stop the spread of the pandemic in Lebanon, authorities must partner up with and support the vulnerable segments of the population that “don’t even have a single bag of rice in their homes.”

Fatima Ibrahim, project manager at Refugees=Partners, shares the plight of Syrian refugees as Lebanon struggles through the coronavirus and an economic collapse.

Video by Tariq Keblaoui