Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Marc Lowcock, visits Palestinian and Syrian Refugees in Burj Barajneh camp, Lebanon. (The Daily Star/UNRWA, HO)
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A delegation from the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees Friday took a tour of Burj al-Barajneh camp, the second-largest refugee camp in Lebanon, reaffirming the agency's support for the most vulnerable.Cordone – accompanied by United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock, U.N. Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Lebanon Philippe Lazzarini and OCHA Lebanon chief Nathalie Fustier – visited the camp, situated south of Beirut, and talked to Palestinian and Syrian refugees.UNRWA spokesperson Hoda Samra told The Daily Star that "the visit to the camp came within the framework of a tour that [Lowcock] had [made] that included a visit to refugees in Syria as well.Lowcock's visit to Lebanon, during which he met with governmental officials, humanitarian agencies and stakeholders about the conditions of refugees and others affected by the Syrian conflict, came after he completed a three-day mission to Syria.
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