Teachers contracted by UNRWA stage a sit-in in Beirut, May 10, 2019. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Close to 100 teachers contracted by UNRWA staged a sit-in Friday to protest the agency's unexpected decision to end a support program for elementary-school children.The third-grade program ended at the end of the last academic year, and the second-grade program will finish at the end of this academic year.The first-grade program was meant to continue through the next school year, and the teachers contracted with it had expected to remain employed at least until then.Joining the teachers at the protest were children who had been enrolled in the program.
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