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GAZA, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- The 10-member family of Fadel al-Diri, a Palestinian homeless man in Gaza Strip, spent most of the cold days of winter in a small tent on a street's side. Two weeks ago, al-Diri and his whole family were kicked out of their previous home after failing to pay the rent for five months.
The United States' decision earlier this year to cut tens of millions of dollars of aid money to the U.N. Palestinian refugee agency has left UNRWA a sinking ship, facing what the agency's head Pierre Krahenbuhl described as the "most severe crisis" in UNRWA's history. you've reached a subscriber-only ...
Beirut (Sputnik) - The United States' decision to reduce financial assistance to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) will place an additional burden on Lebanon, which currently hosts enough Syrian and Palestinian refugees to constitute half the country's population, ...
Last month's decision by the Trump Administration to substantially cut funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has cast a dark ... The creation of UNRWA as a dedicated UN Agency to implement this relief and the works projects was both an attempt to restore the United Nations ...

The Trump Administration is withholding half of its planned aid to the United Nations agency that helps Palestinian refugees. The former U.S. Army officer who directs the U.N. Relief and Works Agency in the West Bank is in Washington, trying to figure out what it will take to have that money restored.
In mid-January, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that he is cutting funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA). This announcement came hot on the heels of what has become known as "the Trump Declaration", the statement Trump made in ...
Palestinian authorities confirmed on Sunday that Japan is in the process of recognising the State of Palestine and will increase funding to UNRWA, the UN body charged with supporting Palestinian refugees, in a boost to Palestinian statehood amid a turbulent period of violence, aid cuts and diplomatic ...
European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini pledged continued support on Tuesday for UNRWA, the United Nations agency that assists Palestinian refugees. "The work they [UNRWA] do is crucial for the perspective of an agreement between Israel and Palestine," Mogherini said, adding that ...
Amid 'difficult reality' in Middle East, two-state solution more important than ever - UN chief ... The latest funding shortfall in the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) will further impair critical services and threaten the human security, rights and dignity of five million ...
The Palestine Liberation Organization's Executive Committee decided Saturday night to demand that the UN Security Council recognize a ... aiming to "reassure Palestinians and President Abbas of [the EU's] continued support, including financial," through UNRWA, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees.
Palestinian groups on Sunday called for the departure of The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) operations director in the West Bank. In a statement, several groups, including the Popular Committees in the refugee camps and the Palestinian National Action ...
Soon after I left the military, I decided to continue public service -- this time with the United Nations. For the last decade, I have worked in Gaza and the West Bank as a member of the U. N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which provides humanitarian and human development services to the refugees of ...
The move by the Trump Administration appears linked to a United Nations vote rejecting Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, said Pierre Kraehenbuehl, head of the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). The United States said this month it would withhold $65 million of $125 million ...
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency, known by the acronym UNRWA, was created in 1949 to aid Palestinians who fled or were expelled from their homes during the Arab-Israeli war of 1948. Originally meant to be a temporary support for roughly one million Palestinian refugees until a political ...
Amman -- Director of United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Operations Rogers Davis on Sunday discussed the process of terminating the services of some ... For their part, the heads of committees called on the international community and the UN to take action and rescue the agency.

Despite decades of financial support through UNRWA, the U.N. agency dedicated entirely to supporting Palestinian refugees, CBS News found ... A Palestinian boy stands leaning on to sacks of food aid provided by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA) in the town of ...
Beirut, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- The spokesperson of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestinian refugees Sami Mshasha hailed China's continuous support for the work of the agency. Mshasha expressed hope that the Chinese government would allocate additional funds for the UNRWA, ...
To cope with the crisis, the UN General Assembly decided in 1949 to create UNRWA, which would be funded by voluntary contributions from member states. Blue trucks marked UNRWAPR -- United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees, later shortened to UNRWA -- could be seen ...
22 January 2018 - The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) launched on Monday a global fundraising campaign to sustain resources for its education, health and other assistance programmes. The campaign follows the announcement by the United States to withhold ...
According to the official, the meetings with the foreign ministers of Europe and of the donor countries are being held mainly in the context of President Donald Trump's declaration regarding Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and its consequences, as well as the threat to stop funding UNRWA. The proposal to ...
For its part, Ottawa has not ruled out changing its funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA), in the wake of ... We believe that as the only UN agency mandated to provide assistance to over five million Palestinian refugees, UNRWA is the right partner to deliver ...
... $45 million in food aid to a United Nations emergency appeal for Gaza and the West Bank. State Department Comptroller Eric Hembree had originally told the U.N.Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), in a letter dated Dec. 15, that the U.S. planned "to make this funding available to UNRWA in early 2018," ...
Belgium has pledged to donate 19m Euro ($23m) to UNRWA, the UN's aid organisation for Palestinian refugees, after the US government announced it ... it is withholding $65m out of the $125m aid package earmarked for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees, or UNRWA.
... praise from Israel, and expressions of deep concern from UN officials and refugee groups. It came two weeks after US President Donald Trump raised the prospect of cutting US aid to Palestinians in a series of tweets. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) will launch a global fundraising ...
In a letter, the State Department notified the U.N. Relief and Works Agency that the U.S. is withholding $65 million of a planned $125 million funding installment. The letter also makes clear that additional U.S. donations will be contingent on major changes by UNRWA, which has been heavily criticized by ...
The Department of State announced on Tuesday that it was withholding $65m out of a $125m aid package earmarked for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA). In a letter, the department said that additional US donations would be contingent on major changes by ...
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses a special event to mark World children's Day at the United Nations headquarters in New York, on Nov. 20, 2017. ... UNRWA (the UN Relief and Works Agency) is not a Palestinian institution, UNRWA is a UN institution, Guterres explained. The agency is ...
... reportedly frozen $125 million of the American contribution to the internationally funded welfare agency for Palestinian "refugees," the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East. Mr. Trump had expressed his irritation with the agency, known by the acronym UNRWA, ...
9 (Petra) - The United Nations called for supporting and funding the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to fulfill its mandate from ... Those contributions are critical to UNRWA being able to implement its mandate, which was given to it by the General Assembly.
As far as Netanyahu is concerned, UNRWA -- which offers some help to the Palestinian refugees -- "perpetuates the right of return narrative in order to eliminate the State of Israel". That being said, the fact ... Only a final just and lasting solution can justify the shutdown of the UN agency. Indeed, the Israeli ...
This January 31, 2014 file photo released by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) shows residents of the besieged ... Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated support for US plans to cut funds for UN refugees agency UNRWA.
... his question and cut funding to the Palestinians by freezing a $125 million transfer to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). ... UNRWA, the U.N.'s Palestinian refugee agency, long has needed reform, but with Palestinian leadership unwilling to even feign serious commitment to peace, ...
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) celebrated Thursday the inauguration of an eligibility and registration office in Manshiyet Abu Hammour in Karak governorate, and the inauguration of a health centre in Madaba. The inauguration of these two ...
Scoop: U.S. freezes funds to U.N. relief agency, diplomats say. Palestinians protest in front of UNRWA headquarters in Gaza City last month. ... The Trump Administration has frozen $125 million in funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, which provides aid to Palestinian refugees, according ...
Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, started her diplomatic career as a champion for Palestinian refugees, visiting refugee camps and ... This week, the State Department decided to put on hold more than $100 million in funding to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) that was ...
Al-Mishal went on to urge the UN refugee agency to resist what he described as "political blackmail". "Funding the UNRWA is a moral obligation that should be maintained until the issue of issue of Palestine is resolved," he said. Two weeks ago, Washington announced plans to withhold $65 million of aid to ...
The head of the UN agency for Palestinians criticised Tuesday the "political dimension" of a US decision to dramatically slash funding to the organisation, ... Pierre Krahenbuhl said the US decision to reduce funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) this year by $300 million "has a ...
Another meeting of the Security Council will be held on the 22nd of next month to discuss the situation of Palestinians after 50 years of Israeli occupation in addition to the state of affairs of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refuges (UNRWA), Mansour told Voice of Palestine radio.
Mr Trump is yet to make a final decision, but appears more likely to send only $60m (£44m) of the planned $125m (£91m) first instalment to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the officials told the Associated Press. The US is UNRWA's largest donor, supplying nearly 30 per cent of its total budget.
President Trump has vowed to block millions of dollars of funding for Palestinians, declaring on twitter on Tuesday that they were "no longer willing to talk peace." Much of that aid flows through the United Nations Relief Works Agency for Palestinian refugees, or UNRWA. While Mr. Trump did not explicitly ...
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) deals with aid for Palestinians, while the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) covers Syrians - and the difference in the aid provided is stark. UNHCR gives 150,000 Syrians in Lebanon $175 a month per family; UNRWA, however, can only ...
Recently, a major U.N. committee passed nine resolutions that prolong a serious ongoing conflict, perpetuate hatred and cause needless violence and suffering. They do all this by continuing to authorize and fund the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). The United States shoulders 22 ...
The government of Austria through the Austrian Development Agency has contributed EUR 1 million to support interventions by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) under the 2017 Emergency Appeal for the occupied Palestinian territory.
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is very pleased to announce that it received a contribution of US$ 5 million from the State of Kuwait in support of Palestine refugees and UNRWA operations in Syria. Kuwait's Ambassador to the United Nations ...
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) signed a 40.4 million dirhams (US$11 million) cooperation agreement, in addition to a Dh14.6 million (US$4 million) cooperation agreement between the Ministry of Foreign ...
It is a mandate that reflects the will of the international community and was extended by the United Nations General Assembly a year ago," he added. The Commissioner-General continued with mentioning the current financial challenges facing UNRWA for the remainder of this year, with a $49 million deficit ...
Abu Dhabi, 10th December, 2017 (WAM) -- The UAE has donated AED55 million to support education in Gaza in cooperation with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East, UNRWA. The country has signed agreement with the UNRWA worth AED40.4 million, ...
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) on Monday assured Palestinians that there would be no reduction to humanitarian aid provided by the agency, according to UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krahenbuhl. In a statement, Krahenbuhl said that UNRWA was "more determined ...


 

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