UNRWA deplores violence affecting camp for Palestine refugees in Syria

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Palestinian refugees in Syria

The UN agency which works with Palestine refugees (UNRWA) has condemned recent violence in a refugee camp in southern Syria which reportedly claimed several lives and damaged facilities.

UNRWA issued a statement on Monday saying initial reports indicate the Dera'a refugee camp was directly affected by intense fighting on Saturday which allegedly killed seven Palestine refugees and injured 15 others.

The camp's Primary Health Care Centre and Women's Programme Centre also sustained heavy damage, according to the statement.

The UN agency repeated its call on all parties in Syria to desist from conducting armed conflict in Palestine refugee camps and other civilian areas.

Despite extreme challenges, UNRWA said it continues to support more than 400,000 Palestine refugees in Syria with health care, primary education, food assistance and other humanitarian services.

Dianne Penn, United Nations.

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