Press release issued by LPDC Chairman Dr. Bassel Al Hassan regarding events in Ain el Helwe

Press release issued by LPDC Chairman Dr. Bassel Al Hassan confirming the following:

  1. The work that LPDC has undertaken aims to protect the livelihood of Palestinian refugees through its national strategy, aside from internal Lebanese dynamics
  2. LPDC’s efforts to resolve the recent events in Ain el Helwe emerged within the context of this vision.
  3. After it became clear to LPDC that the approach in addressing Palestinian refugee affairs remains that of a security approach, the LPDC chairman announces the termination of the Committee’s involvement related to the situation in Ain el Helwe.
  4. Considering that these events have evolved into a purely a security issue, LPDC is relying on the role of the Lebanese Army, and the official Lebanese security services to address the repercussions of current events.
  5. The Committee will continue willingly to address the humanitarian and developmental conditions of Palestinian refugees in coordination with relevant stakeholders by working toward a comprehensive rights strategy for Palestinian refugees.