The United Nations has unveiled 10 concrete plans to better support and engage young Palestinian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the Palestinian territories.
The plans, dubbed “commitments,” include providing the youth enhanced vocational training and microfinance opportunities. It also seeks to raise funds for scholarships, expand a skills program that first piloted in Syria and advocate for issues concerning the youth.
In addition, Filippo Grandi, the commissioner-general of the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, said the agency will increase consultations with the Palestinian refugee youth regarding activities that affect them.
The commitments were made at the “Engaging Youth: Palestine Refugees in a Changing Middle East” conference in Brussels, which wrapped up Tuesday (March 20). World leaders who attended the event called on the international community to support the agency’s efforts to assist some 5 million registered Palestinian refugees in the region.
Read more development aid news online, and subscribe to The Development Newswire to receive top international development headlines from the world’s leading donors, news sources and opinion leaders — emailed to you FREE every business day.