Amnesty International has condemned the Lebanese government’s treatment of Palestinians.
300,000 refugees are denied access to work, education, adequate housing and health care, according to the human rights group.
They face persecution and racism from the people and are blamed for many of the country’s problems.
The Palestinians in Lebanon are treated worse than in any other Arab country in what the group calls “systematic discrimination”.
Amnesty says the government has got a duty to improve conditions in the 12 refugee camps. Maintenance is left to the residents, with the government offering no help. The size of the camps has not been allowed to increase since 1948 – even though the number of refugees has increased four-fold in that time.
They say 10 people often share one room, with no ventilation.
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