Abbas calls on UN to help Palestinian refugees in Syria

December 19, 2012 15:28

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday called on the United nations to help Palestinians fleeing the conflict in Syria make their way to the Palestinian Territories, according to official Palestinian news agency WAFA.

“Mahmoud Abbas, president of the state of Palestine, requested Wednesday that UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the international community enable our people in Syria to enter Palestinian territory,” a statement carried on the official WAFA news agency said.

WAFA estimated that more than 450,000 Palestinian refugees live in 10 camps throughout Syria, some of which have come under attack by Syrian forces over the last few days.

Palestinian refugee camps in Syria are are administered by UNRWA - the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees.

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