UN chief visits Palestinian refugee camp

Amman, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday met with the staff of the Jordan office of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) during a visit the Baqa' camp for Palestinian refugees, north of Amman.

The Secretary-General also met with students of the UNRWA Parliament and camp representatives and interacted with young students in human rights and science classes.

Guterres highlighted the importance of continuing to fund UNRWA's vital services to millions of Palestine refugees in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krahenbuhl voiced commitment to offering education to 122,000 students currently studying in UNRWA schools in Jordan.

He said that the Agency is currently investing in important efforts to rehabilitate schools in the Kingdom, in order to improve the educational conditions of tens of thousands of students.

Source: Saudi Press Agency