According to a report released on Wednesday, Palestinians living in refugee camps in Lebanon are living in the worst conditions of any Palestinian refugee population in the region.
"The Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon are considered the worst of the region’s refugee camps in terms of poverty, health, education and living conditions," said the American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) in a report released on World Refugee Day.Lebanon has proven to be an unfit place for Palestinian refugees to reside and it is well past time for preconditions to negotiations of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to end. Peace through a two-state solution is the viable path to ending these squalid living conditions.
ANERA cites discrimination, isolation, poverty, joblessness, poor housing and a lack of proper schools, clinics, hospitals and sewage systems as problems affecting Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.
"Lebanon has the highest percentage of Palestinian refugees living in extreme poverty. Two out of three Palestinian refugees subsist on less than $6 a day," the report said.