Lebanon's UNRWA country director Matthias Schmale carries dolls dressed in traditional Palestinian outfit at the new UNRWA regional office in the Hilalieh eastern suburb of Sidon, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Zaatari)
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The best way to limit the number of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon risking a dangerous crossing over the Mediterranean for a better life is through providing adequate services which encourage them to stay in the country, Matthias Schmale, Lebanon's country director of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, said Wednesday.Schmale stressed that UNRWA continues to work to provide basic services to Palestinian refugees, including those coming from Syria.But Schmale said that the work of UNRWA was being affected by two factors. In Lebanon, Palestinian refugees live in difficult conditions and are subject to harsh government restrictions.
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