In conjunction with the celebration of World Refugee Day, the Arab Parliament (AP) affirmed the importance of concerted international efforts to find radical and just solutions that would safeguard refugees’ human rights and reduce their suffering.
In a statment released on Monday, the AP said: “On the occasion of the World Refugee Day, which takes place each year on 20 June, the Arab region is one of the world’s most regions facing refugee challenges and problems, particularly in light of its hosting of nearly half of the world’s total refugees in general, and referring in particular to the tragic situation of Palestinian refugees as the most vulnerable to forced displacement crimes by the Israeli occupation authorities (the occupying power) with complete disregard for the resolutions of international legitimacy, including Resolution of the UN General Assembly (194) of 1948.”
The statement of AP also affirmed the need to enhance the refugee’s conditions that have overshadowed both the health and economic conditions caused by the Coronavirus pandemic and the consequences of the global crisis against the backdrop of Russian-Ukrainian tensions.
In the same connection, the AP called on the international community and donors to provide the necessary support to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) so that it can fulfill its full responsibilities toward the Palestinian refugees through assistance and funding in order to enable it to continue its work and to assume its social responsibilities towards them, as well as its political and legal responsibilities to secure their rights and those of their hosting States, and to provide the basic requirements for more than 6.4 million Palestinian refugees.
Also in this regard, the AP took this occasion to hail the tireless efforts of all Arab States hosting refugees, to provide them with basic needs and integrate them into work and education environments, despite the difficult challenges that this poses at all levels without discrimination.