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Palestinians of Syria Continue to Protest in Beirut over UNRWA Aid Cut

Published : 13-01-2022

Palestinians of Syria Continue to Protest in Beirut over UNRWA Aid Cut

Dozens of Palestinian families from Syria (PRS) who were displaced to Lebanon continue to rally outside of the headquarters of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in Beirut for the third day running, protesting the Agency’s decision to cut cash aid for PRS families.

Over recent days, so-called “Tent 194” has been set up outside of UNRWA headquarters in Beirut, in reference to UN Resolution 194 issued by the UN General Assembly on December 11, 1948 resolving that the refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbours should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date, and that compensation should be paid for the property of those choosing not to return and for loss of or damage to property which, under principles of international law or in equity, should be made good by the Governments or authorities responsible;

Palestinian refugees displaced from Syria in Lebanon have called on UNRWA to take urgent action in response to the dire socio-economic condition and abject poverty they have been grappling with in the Lebanese territories.

The refugees denounced UNRWA’s latest decision to cut aid for PRS and suspend shelter and food grants, urging the agency to cancel the decision and deliver winter aid to vulnerable families.

Starting 2022, UNRWA decided that multi-purpose monthly cash grants of 100 USD to every registered family be reduced to 25 USD per person, resulting in further despair for PRS.

Some 27,000 Palestinians from Syria have sought refuge in Lebanon, where they have been enduring exacerbated living conditions and subjected to a precarious legal status.

 

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/12692

Dozens of Palestinian families from Syria (PRS) who were displaced to Lebanon continue to rally outside of the headquarters of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in Beirut for the third day running, protesting the Agency’s decision to cut cash aid for PRS families.

Over recent days, so-called “Tent 194” has been set up outside of UNRWA headquarters in Beirut, in reference to UN Resolution 194 issued by the UN General Assembly on December 11, 1948 resolving that the refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbours should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date, and that compensation should be paid for the property of those choosing not to return and for loss of or damage to property which, under principles of international law or in equity, should be made good by the Governments or authorities responsible;

Palestinian refugees displaced from Syria in Lebanon have called on UNRWA to take urgent action in response to the dire socio-economic condition and abject poverty they have been grappling with in the Lebanese territories.

The refugees denounced UNRWA’s latest decision to cut aid for PRS and suspend shelter and food grants, urging the agency to cancel the decision and deliver winter aid to vulnerable families.

Starting 2022, UNRWA decided that multi-purpose monthly cash grants of 100 USD to every registered family be reduced to 25 USD per person, resulting in further despair for PRS.

Some 27,000 Palestinians from Syria have sought refuge in Lebanon, where they have been enduring exacerbated living conditions and subjected to a precarious legal status.

 

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/12692