Special Coordinator Sigrid Kaag Visits Shatila Palestine Refugee Camp
Friday, 23 October 2015
the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Sigrid Kaag visited Shatila
Palestine refugee camp. She was briefed by UNRWA officials. Ms Kaag also met
with representatives of the Palestinian popular committees, who spoke to her
about the challenges of camp life.
Special Coordinator visited a Palestine refugee family from Syria. Ms. Kaag
reaffirmed that the United Nations will continue to encourage greater
assistance for the Palestine refugees hosted in Lebanon and supported by
Shatila camp covers an area of 0.4 square
kilometers and has grown to host approximately 20,000 – 22,000 persons, of
which 12,000 are Palestine refugees, 2,000 are Palestine refugees from Syria
and the rest are of various other nationalities.