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Source: United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)
9 July 2007

Turkey gives $250,000 for the Lebanon Nahr el-Bared Flash Appeal

Responding to UNRWA’s Flash Appeal for $12.7 million launched on 4 June the government of Turkey informed the Agency this week that a contribution of $250,000 was on its way.

Turkey has been a regular contributor to UNRWA and is a member of UNRWA’s Advisory Commission. The Flash Appeal is for funds to help the Agency deal with the immediate needs of the refugees affected by the fighting in Nahr el-Bared camp in north Lebanon.

It is estimated 6,249 Palestine refugee families have fled the fighting Nahr el-Bared Camp. Living conditions in the neighbouring Beddawi Camp have become very difficult because of the influx of civilians from Nahr el-Bared.

Since the beginning of the current crisis in Nahr el-Bared Camp, UNRWA’s teachers at Majdal French KG and School in Beddawi Camp have been organising art and handicraft activities as well as theatre for more than 150 children on a daily bases.

On Monday, 2 July starting at 11:00am they will organise in Majdal School a play called, "Let me live" written and performed by a group of children and an exhibition of their drawing painting and handicraft. UNRWA invites people to attend to see this play and hear the children express, in their own words what they are feeling and enduring.

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