- August 18, 2023
- Posted by: strategia
- Category: Humanitarian News
18 August 2023
UNRWA has decided to suspend all of its services within Ein El Hilweh camp today at 11:30 a.m. in protest against the continued presence of armed fighters in its facilities, including schools in the camp.
The Agency does not tolerate actions that breach the inviolability and neutrality of its installations. These schools are unlikely to be available for 3,200 children at the start of the new school year given repeated violations, and significant damage reported.
UNRWA reiterates its call on armed actors to immediately vacate its facilities, to ensure unimpeded delivery of much needed assistance to Palestine Refugees.
UNRWA is the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East. The United Nations General Assembly established UNRWA in 1949 with a mandate to provide humanitarian assistance and protection to registered Palestine refugees in the Agency’s area of operations pending a just and lasting solution to their plight.
UNRWA operates in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, The Gaza Strip, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.
Tens of thousands of Palestine refugees who lost their homes and livelihoods due to the 1948 conflict continue to be displaced and in need of support, nearly 75 years on.
UNRWA helps Palestine Refugees achieve their full potential in human development through quality services it provides in education, health care, relief and social services, protection, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance, and emergency assistance. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions.
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