A Palestinian refugee sits in the back of a goods vehicle at the Shatila Palestinian refugee camp, on the southern outskirts of the Lebanese capital Beirut, on January 30, 2018. / AFP / JOSEPH EID
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The United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon will run out of cash assistance for the 32,500 Palestinian who have fled from Syria by the end of February without an injection of funds, the agency said Wednesday.U.S. funding represented 60 percent of UNRWA's received contributions for Palestinians in Syria in 2017 .The agency is requesting $409 million to support 438,000 Palestinian refugees in Syria, but also nearly 50,000 Palestinians who fled Syria to Jordan and Lebanon. UNRWA has registered 32,561 Palestinians from Syria who have fled to Lebanon, about 90 percent of whom live below the poverty line.
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