Palestinians protest in front of the UNRWA offices in Beirut, Monday, June 15, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The U.N. Relief and Works Agency announced Friday the establishment of a complementary fund to allow the most vulnerable Palestinian refugees to continue receiving access to free secondary health care.The fund will target the most marginalized groups in the Palestinian community, those who are most in need of continued support, it said.The agency also announced that it was seeking strategies to mitigate the challenges faced by Palestinians regarding health care, such as some hospitals demanding deposits upon admission or the fact that health provision in some areas leave Palestinians only able to access private hospitals.Fifty percent of the agency's Lebanon budget covers hospitalization costs of Palestinians.
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