Monday, December 07, 2009

A UNRWA scandal in Lebanon

The article I just quoted from Al Arabiya, about refugees from Jordan in Lebanon who are still considered "Palestinian" and therefore have no rights, also includes a little-known fact that points to a huge scandal of how UNRWA conducts itself in Lebanon:

The U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA) lists nearly 400,000 [descendants of 1948 refugees.]

But Lebanese and Palestinian officials say the number of refugees actually resident in Lebanon may be as low as 250,000 as UNRWA does not strike off its figures Palestinians who move to other countries.
So UNRWA exaggerates the number of "refugees" in Lebanon by an astounding 60% - and begs money from world governments based on hugely inflated numbers.