Palestine refugees are surviving increasing hardship across the Middle East, and nowhere is this more acute than in Lebanon. Palestine refugees in Lebanon are denied many important rights; facing, for example, serious limitations on their rights to work and own property. The hardship is even more severe for the 45,000 Palestine refugees from Syria who have sought safety in Lebanon.
The United States-funded Operations Support Officers (OSO) programme is at the forefront of protecting the rights of Palestine refugees in Lebanon, while simultaneously promoting United Nations principles – including neutrality – throughout UNRWA operations.
Operations Support Officer Natalie Tabar explains how the programme supports the most vulnerable refugees.