Local Administration Minister discusses with UNRWA delivering aid to Palestinian refugees

Damascus, SANA- Local Administration and Environment Minister Hussein Makhlouf discussed on Tuesday with director of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) office in Syria Mohammed Adar a number of issues related to relief and humanitarian work and means to deliver aid from UNRWA to Palestinian refugees.

During the meeting, the Makhlouf reviewed the procedures of the government, represented by The Higher Committee for Relief, to deliver humanitarian aid to affected people in Syria, stressing that the Committee has taken all the necessary measures in coordination with the General Authority for Palestine Arab Refugees and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) to ensure delivering of aid including medical supplies to Palestinian refugees.

The Minister said that the government has recently provided various facilities to deliver and distribute aid to the Palestinian refugees in Yelda, Babbila, Beit Sahem, Khan al-Sheih camp, Sahnaya, and Jdeidet Artouz areas in Damascus Countryside, in addition to facilitating the return of the refugees to Hussenieh Camp following the repairing of its infrastructure and the return the normal life to it.

For his part, Adar referred to the coordination between the Syrian government and UNRWA, particularly the procedures which were taken recently to deliver aid to the Palestinian refugees in Syria and to resume the distribution of medical and food assistance among the residents who left Yarmouk Camp due to terrorism and who are residing now in Yelda, Babbila, and Beit Sahem towns.

He voiced hope to continue the cooperation to alleviate as much as the suffering of the refugees and to provide a decent life for them.

Shaza / Hazem Sabbagh

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