, May 2 (IPS
) - The influx of refugees from Palestinian areas and the inability of the government to do much for them has strengthened a unique NGO
providing essential services. The Popular Aid for Relief and Development (PARD
), which began working in the early 1980s before registering as an official NGO
with the Lebanese government in 1990, has taken it upon itself to provide environmental services, health education, medical services and community development centres for refugees.