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Lebanon: Refugees

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 29092, tabled on 1 March 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance his Department provides for (a) education, (b) youth services and (c) medical treatment in Palestinian camps in Lebanon.

Answered on

8 March 2016

In 2015/16 we contributed £33.5 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency General Fund which ensures provision of education and medical treatment for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. We are spending £1.15 million this financial year within the Palestinian camps to support Palestinian youth networks to bolster community stability and resilience to extremism. This includes supporting youth in the development of solutions to community-level problems, civic participation and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, and the production of youth-led counter extremist narratives.