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Conflict Incident Report

Ain al-Hilweh residents shuttered UNRWA offices as a sign of protest

Date of incident: 
October 16, 2017
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Palestinian Civilians/Refugees
The victims of recent Ain al-Hilweh clashes - August 2017 - shut down UNRWA offices in the area of the southern city of Sidon in protest against reported discrimination in compensation for damages.
The closure is the result of UNRWA’s "unjust decision," which distinguishes between affected neighborhoods that are compensated for the unfortunate clashes in the camp. The provided compensation, according to the protesters, does not include many of the houses and areas affected by the August clashes, which left four dead, dozens wounded and destroyed large parts of the camp. 
Primary category: 
Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Policy conflicts
Conflicts associated with political decisions, government or state policies regarding matters of public concern, such as debates concerning law reforms, electoral laws, and protests of the government’s political decisions, among others.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
Conflicts of socio-economic development
Conflicts associated with lack of, or gaps in economic development, opportunities and access to resources.