Wed 31 May 2023 10:20 pm - Jerusalem Time
Executive Committee: We are continuing to convene to solve the crisis of UNRWA employees
Today, Wednesday, the Executive Committee of the PLO confirmed that it is in continuous session until the strike crisis of UNRWA employees, which has been going on for 110 days, is resolved.
During a meeting in Ramallah, the committee discussed ways to solve the crisis, and met with representatives of the Union of Arab Employees of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, as a continuation of the meeting that the committee held yesterday in Jalazoun camp.
And she stressed that she would not allow the dire situation in the camps to remain for a longer period of time, because the suffering of the refugees had exacerbated, indicating that she had decided to place her responsibility within the framework of the direct responsibility of the PLO and its Executive Committee, because it is the only legitimate representative of the Palestinian people.
The committee said: "It and the Palestinian leadership stand with the demands of the UNRWA workers, and support their just and legitimate demands, and fear that the continuation of the strike and the failure to provide services to our people in the camps will lead to the collapse of the education and health system."
The members of the executive confirmed their refusal to hold our people in the camps responsible for the consequences of the strike, and a meeting will be held with the United Nations Commissioner-General for Refugees and Works, Philip Lazardini, on the seventh of next month, to end the crisis.
The Executive Committee had formed a committee with the participation of eight of its members, to follow up the dialogue with all concerned parties, in order to reach a solution to the crisis.