Hakam Chahwan visits the Shuhada school in Ain al-Hilweh, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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Acting UNRWA Lebanon Director Hakam Shahwan toured the Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp Wednesday and met with local officials in Sidon, in an effort to ease tensions between the organization and refugees. Shahwan took over from former UNRWA Lebanon Director Matthias Schmale earlier this month. Schmale had run the organization in Lebanon for 17 months before he was appointed UNRWA director for Syria.Shahwan's appointment was significant as he is the first Arab to hold the country director position at UNRWA. He will be the interim director of Lebanon for a transitional period of four months and says he will focus on regaining Palestinians' trust in the agency, following strained relations since changes in health policy were announced at the start of the year, and ongoing financial concerns.
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