Palestinians rallying outside UNRWA's office in the southern city of Sidon to protest aid cuts, Friday, January 15, 2016. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Zaatari)
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Palestinians launched fresh protests Friday in southern Lebanon over U.N. aid cuts, warning of civil disobedience in all refugee camps if UNRWA fails to resume vital services critical to their livelihoods, including full medical coverage.Palestinians from the southern Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh and the nearby Miyeh Miyeh camp rallied outside the agency's office in Sidon, holding banners demanding it reconsider the aid cuts."People are dying at the doors of hospitals," Maher Shabayta, the secretary of the Fatah Movement, said.He vowed to continue the protests to press UNRWA to reverse its aid cuts, including the 15 percent that patients are forced to pay to enter hospitals.
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