BEIRUT — A Palestinian family in the Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp near Saida survived after part of their home collapsed on Wednesday night, L'Orient Today's correspondent in the region reported.
Photos provided by our correspondent show debris and concrete blocks that had fallen onto beds into the family's bedroom. No one was injured in the incident, according to our correspondent.
The family had repeatedly asked UNRWA, the UN agency in charge of Palestinian refugees, to renovate their home, which was in danger of collapsing, our correspondent said.
UNRWA has long faced chronic budget shortfalls, which worsened dramatically in 2018 when former US president Donald Trump cut support to the agency.
This type of incident is common in Palestinian refugee camps, where many dilapidated and poorly maintained homes are in danger of collapsing.
Forbidden by Lebanese authorities to bring construction materials into the camps, residents often do not have the means to do necessary repair work.
In recent days, numerous instances of collapsed retaining walls have been reported all over the country due to heavy winter storms.
Reporting contributed by Muntasser Abdallah.