Gaza refugees raged about UNRWA cutbacks

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  • 20:59 - 5 March 2012

Khan Younis, (Alresalah.ps)--Dozens of refugees staged Monday morning a sit-in front of the UNRWA’s headquarters in the city of Khan Younis southern the Gaza Strip in protest of the cutbacks in the agency’s services provided for them.

“The protests shall extend in case of the agency’s unresponsiveness to the appeals of the impoverished”, warned Wesam Abu Shamala, chairman of Popular Committee for Refugees in Khan Younis.

He added that “the protesters will not call off the sit-in until the agency dissolves the reduction decisions deeply affected the poor who do not benefit from the UNRWA services but their basic needs”.

Abu Shamala indicated that the committee has sent several complaining letters to officials at the agency and met with them in person, and now waiting for an urgent action to be taken by them.

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