A handful of Palestinians blocked the entrance to a Beirut UNRWA office Wednesday to protest the recent cuts in vital aid programs. The protesters held signs accusing UNRWA of condemning them to death over the aid cuts, which now require them to pay for many health services. Palestinians have been holding regular protests outside the agency’s offices across the country since a young refugee last month set himself on fire in south Lebanon over changes to health-care policy. Palestinians have warned of civil disobedience in refugee camps if UNRWA fails to resume vital services critical to their livelihoods, including full medical coverage.

Source & Link: The Daily Star