UNRWA appeals for finish to lethal clashes at Palestine refugee camp in Lebanon

The preventing between Palestinian armed teams at Ein El Helweh camp has additionally pressured hundreds to flee their properties which have been broken.

Ein El Helweh is considered one of 12 camps in Lebanon operated by the UN company that assists Palestine refugees, UNRWA. It offers providers to almost 50,000 individuals.

Dorothee Klaus, UNRWA Director in Lebanon, stated clashes continued on Wednesday night time regardless of the announcement of a ceasefire. 

Schooling below fireplace

She stated an UNRWA faculty advanced contained in the camp, that gives training to three,200 kids throughout the tutorial yr, was used for the preventing.  

“Now we have not been in a position to enter the camp and ship a lot wanted help,” she stated.

“UNRWA requires a direct cessation of preventing within the camp to ensure that civilians to get respite and for the Company to have the ability to present help and conduct wants assessments.”  

Supporting displaced residents

Ein El Helweh is situated close to Lebanon’s third largest metropolis, Saida, which shut down as shelling and artillery fireplace reached business and residential areas.

The camp was established in 1948 and residents principally got here from coastal Palestinian cities however a big quantity had been displaced from different elements of Lebanon,  

Ms. Klaus stated 360 UNRWA employees stay there.  Whereas some had been trapped, and one was injured, others fled, with some persevering with to work to reply to the wants.

UNRWA and companions are presently internet hosting 600 displaced individuals in two colleges at one other of its camps and in Saida metropolis.  The company can also be offering gas to a hospital working inside Ein El-Hilweh camp.

Ms. Klaus known as for the safety of all UNRWA colleges and different amenities always, together with throughout the preventing. 

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