Lebanon: Calls for armed groups to vacate schools in Ein El Helwe Camp

Save the Children

BEIRUT, 18 August 2023 – Armed groups must immediately cease their occupation of schools in Ein El Helwe Palestine refugee camp in the south of Lebanon, said Save the Children, after the facilities were damaged during recent fighting in the camp.  The camp has eight UNRWA schools that normally provide education for up to 6,000 children.   

Over three weeks of violence in Lebanon’s largest refugee camp has forced thousands of people to flee the camp which is home to up to 80,000 people, and many have been sheltering in nearby schools...