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Source: United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)
13 March 2008


PRESS RELEASE No 6/2008

UNRWA Opens Legal Advice Office in Dera’a

13 March: In the wake of the International Women’s Day, UNRWA opened a legal advice office to serve Palestine refugees in Dera’a Camp. Located within the Women’s Programme Centre and staffed by volunteer lawyers, it will provide support and assistance to women and their families on family issues, particularly as they relate to the law. It is hoped that the refugees will pass on their new knowledge to relatives, neighbours and friends and encourage others to seek legal advice when necessary.

Last year UNRWA opened a similar centre in Yarmouk, which has seen great success and acceptance in the community.

“Sound families build a strong society, which is the most important building block for a sound future of the Palestinian people,” stated Lisa Gilliam, Deputy Director of UNRWA Affairs in Syria in support of staff and volunteers efforts.

UNRWA is a humanitarian and human development agency providing education, health care, social services, micro-credit and emergency relief to over 4 million registered refugees living in the Gaza Strip, West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon and the Syrian Arab Republic. In Syria, the Agency provides assistance to over 450,000 refugees.


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