Condition of Palestinian Families in Iraq Gets Worse due to Suspension of Rental Allowance

Condition of Palestinian Families in Iraq Gets Worse due to Suspension of Rental Allowance

Palestine’s ambassador to Baghdad, Ahmed Akel.

The humanitarian condition of over 100 Palestinian families in Iraq will go down due to the abrupt removal of rental allowances, warned Palestine’s ambassador to Baghdad, Ahmed Akel.

Sometime earlier, Palestinian sources reported that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) informed a large number of Palestinian refugees in Iraq about its decision to cease disbursement of rental allowances starting March 2020.

Akel said in press statements that the embassy contacted the United Nations offices in order to obtain the lists of families who will no longer receive  rent allowances, and to learn about the real motives behind the decision.

The ambassador said the refugees are looking forward to an official telegram from the UNHCR explaining its sudden and unexpected decision.

Meanwhile, the Embassy of the State of Palestine in Iraq issued a circular to the Palestinian families who will have their rent allowances suspended, urging them to send their personal details and addresses.

Some 3,500 Palestinian refugees in Iraq continue to face difficult living conditions due to the absence of specific regulations governing their presence and legal status in the tension-stricken Iraqi territories.

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