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United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)
26 February 2008
Diplomats visit North Lebanon camps
Beirut – 26 February 2008:
A delegation of donor country representatives, including 6 ambassadors and high-ranking officials from embassies in Lebanon, visited Palestine Refugee camps in North Lebanon on 26 February and were briefed by senior officials from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) about the progress made on Nahr El Bared crisis and the Agency's projects in other camps.
The delegation started by touring Beddawi camp. They visited the office of the Nahr El Bared Reconstruction Commission that has been working with UNRWA on the master plan for the reconstruction of Nahr El Bared. Afterwards, they visited the Agency's installations, prefabricated schools and some displaced families in Beddawi camp.
The delegation moved to the area adjacent to Nahr El Bared camp where they visited returnees, UNRWA's clinic and other installations as well as the newly installed prefabricated housing units and other temporary accommodation for displaced families.
The Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon Mr. Richard Cook thanked the “donor community for its continuous support to UNRWA and its commitment to improve the living conditions of Palestine refugees in Lebanon.”
The visit comes as a prelude to the reconstruction of Nahr El Bared camp. The master plan for the reconstruction was launched on 12 February by Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora, PLO Representative in Lebanon Mr Abbas Zaki, and UNRWA Commissioner General Ms Karen AbouZayed.
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