Flash Appeal Ein El Hilweh Crisis – Addressing Immediate Needs

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

On 29 July 2023, armed clashes erupted in the Ein El Hilweh camp in south Lebanon. According to media reports, by 3 August, 13 people - including one person who was not involved in the fighting - had been killed and over 4,000 forced to flee their homes. Active fighting ceased on 3 August, but the situation remains extremely tense. As of 23 August, two UNRWA school compounds, which provide education for 5,900  children, remained occupied by armed actors and have been severely damaged. As of today, UNRWA does not yet have access to all areas of the camp.

The aftermath of armed clashes inside Ein El Hilweh camp, Lebanon. © 2023 UNRWA Photo