Reports of armed groups occupying UNRWA facilities in the Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon have raised concerns.
Dorothee Klaus, Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, has highlighted the violation of international law and the endangerment of Palestinian refugees and UNRWA staff.
UNRWA, a provider of vital services to Palestinian refugees, condemns the occupation, stressing its impact on its ability to assist vulnerable populations.
The occupied complex houses four UNRWA schools, endangering education for around 3,200 refugee children.
UNRWA's neutrality and mission to aid those in need are compromised by such actions.
The urgency of the situation calls for international support and action to ensure the safety and well-being of Palestinian refugees, especially children.