London, 12 March 2021
The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) has sounded the alarm over the calamitous situation of Palestinian refugees taking shelter in displacement camps set up in northern Syria.
This came in an oral statement delivered at a seminar with the independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic as part of the 46th session of the UNHRC in Geneva.
PRC indicated that 1,450 Palestinian refugees are facing squalid conditions in northern Syria as a result of the unabated conflict.
PRC’s speaker warned of the disastrous fallouts wrought by the river floods, snowstorms, and freezing temperatures that swamped the area over recent months.
PRC’s speaker condemned the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) for turning its back on the refugees’ cries for help on account that they are sheltered in hard-to-reach or inaccessible zones.
PRC urged the UNHCR to take all necessary measures to protect Palestinian refugees and enhance their humanitarian condition.
Watch the statement here: