UNRWA Opens and Emergency Clinic in Al Sakhra School

16 August 2023

Following discussions held last week between the Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, Dorothee Klaus, Chief Area Officer/Saida, Ibrahim ElKhatib and health staff of Ein El Hilweh camp, UNRWA opened today an emergency clinic in Al Sakhra School in Saida.

This initiative aims to meet the healthcare needs of Palestine refugees from Ein El Hilweh camp in light of the recent clashes, particularly considering the ongoing closure of Health Centre I.

The clinic's services will encompass medical consultations, hospital referrals, and medication provision for patients. The clinic will not be administering vaccinations.

The clinic opens from 7:30 AM to 2:45 PM, Monday through Friday.


Background Information: 

UNRWA is the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East. The United Nations General Assembly established UNRWA in 1949 with a mandate to provide humanitarian assistance and protection to registered Palestine refugees in the Agency’s area of operations pending a just and lasting solution to their plight.

UNRWA operates in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, The Gaza Strip, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. 

Tens of thousands of Palestine refugees who lost their homes and livelihoods due to the 1948 conflict continue to be displaced and in need of support, nearly 75 years on.

UNRWA helps Palestine Refugees achieve their full potential in human development through quality services it provides in education, health care, relief and social services, protection, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance, and emergency assistance. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions.


For more information, please contact:

Fadi El-Tayyar
Field Public Information Officer (Lebanon)