Palestinian refugees in Lebanon refuse reduction of UNRWA’s services

BEIRUT, (PIC)– Palestinian refugees in Lebanon refused UNRWA’s decision to reduce its financial aid to the refugees based in Lebanon’s refugee camps starting from the beginning of 2016.

The Palestinian forces, for their part, declared their rejection of the step and declared their intention to tour Arab and western countries to convince them to reverse UNRWA’s decision of reducing its services gradually. The tour is also aimed at coming up with a permanent solution to UNRWA’s financial crisis. Meanwhile, Hamas Movement refused the decision and called for a large-scale action against it.

The UNRWA’s decision enraged the Palestinians in Lebanon refugee camps. Massive demonstrations marched out on Friday in Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp and other camps in Sour’s area.

As for camps in north Lebanon, the popular movement in Nahr al-Bared camp organized two sit-ins against the decision; one in front of UNRWA’s clinic in Nahr al-Bared camp and the other before UNRWA’s headquarters in Beirut. The people of the camp allowed the medical staff to enter the clinic after being closed for a few days in protest against stopping the emergency program.

(Source / 10.01.2016)

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