Hamas launches aid package in Lebanon’s Palestinian refugee camps

Dec 28,2020

In the light of the severe humanitarian crisis hitting Palestinian refugees due to lack of enough support for the UNRWA, Palestinian factions are doing their best to help alleviate refugees’ pains.

The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas has launched first stage of package of service and living projects in Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, Hamas official Jihad Taha announced on Sunday.

In a press conference held in Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp in southern Lebanon, Taha said that this package was announced by the Head of Hamas Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh during his last visit to Lebanon. 

He stated that the first phase comprises of ten projects involving water and power networks, heating systems, roads construction and financial assistance to 1,000 college students.

On its 33rd anniversary, Taha stressed, Hamas did not ignore the hardships facing Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, especially amid the deterioration of economic and social situation in the country. 

Taha explained that the $1-million aid package is intended to alleviate the living hardships caused by the aggravating social crisis in Lebanon’s Palestinian refugee camps, particularly amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“These projects will contribute to reinforcing the steadfastness of our Palestinian people to enable them to live a decent life until they return to their homeland Palestine,” Taha added.

Taha voiced his deep concern over the deprivation of Palestinian refugees of their basic rights guaranteed by all international laws, while the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) is slashing its humanitarian, medical and relief services for them.

The Hamas official called on Lebanese officials to grant Palestinian refugees their rights and support them economically and socially.

Taha urged UNRWA to step up communications with donors to secure perpetual funding resources to aid the Palestinian people.

He called on all Palestinian sides to continue exerting efforts to relieve social challenges facing Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.

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