NEW YORK, 23rd June, 2016 (WAM) — United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Ms. Sigrid Kaag, has expressed her concern about the dire living conditions experienced by Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.

In a statement after her visit on Tuesday to the Palestine refugee camp of Rashidieh in southern Lebanon, Ms. Kaag said that during her visit, she met with representatives of Rashidieh’s popular factions who briefed her on the conditions of the camp and the socio-economic difficulties facing its residents. She also toured the camp’s health centre, visited school facilities and a women’s centre.

Ms. Kaag expressed her deep concern about the dire living conditions and reaffirmed that the United Nations, through UNWRA, will continue to support Palestine refugees hosted in Lebanon.