>> Amid the snow covered peaks of Davos, Donald Trump last week reiterated his threat to withhold US aid to Palestinians.>> Well that fund is not going to them.>> But it's here in the dusty streets of Lebanon's Bourj el-Barajneh refugee camp where such cuts will be felt.
> They gave us rations. There was good healthcare. They gave us medication and hospital admissions.
That agency, established seven decades ago to support Palestinian refugees is already facing a financial crisis. But for the refugees here, who are barred from taking up most jobs, it's a vital source of basic services.>>
Healthcare was very good. But now with this donor funding cut for the Palestinians, our situation in the camps is very bad.>> There are an estimated 170,000 Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. 30,000 of them arrived in recent years, fleeing camps in war-torn Syria. The UNRWA has launched a global campaign for countries and private donors to help it deal with its funding shortfall.
>> It's extremely tough to be a Palestine refugees this day. For one thing, there is no prospect of a political solution any time soon, and the living conditions are tough.>> In Davos, Trump said funds would be withheld if peace was not pursued with Israel, and he accused Palestinian leaders of snubbing Vice President Mike Pence on a recent trip to Jerusalem.
It's a widening diplomatic rift for which people here will pay the price.