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January 25, 2016

The Daily Star - Palestinians shut Ain al Hilweh UN office, January 25, 2016

Protesters Monday shut a U.N. refugee office in a south Lebanon Palestinian camp to pressure it to reverse vital aid cuts.

The protesters in Ain al-Hilweh said they will continue to press for their rights until UNRWA reverses its decision affecting hundreds of thousands of refugees residing in Lebanon's 12 official Palestinian camps.

The accused the cash-strapped agency of cutting aid to “end their (Palestinian) cause and their right to return (to Palestine).”

Palestinian protesters last week shut down UNRWA offices in Tripoli, Sidon and Tyre because of the agency’s recent decision to cut medical and educational support over the agency's financial difficulties.

Lebanon hosts an estimated 500,000 Palestinian refugees, a number which increased after many Palestinians left Syria since the start of the war.

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