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The UN envoy for the Middle East urged restraint on Monday as he raised concern about children at risk during Palestinian protests starting this week near ... Relations deteriorated further when the US announced he withhold tens of millions of aid to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency ...
... be committed to their assistance of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and not make their ... to the United Nations' (UN) headquarters in New York, Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi said that any financial shortage that might touch ...

AMMAN, March 26 (Xinhua) -- King Abdullah II of Jordan on Monday called for increased aid to help the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) continue to provide services, the state-run Petra news agency reported. King Abdullah made the remarks at a meeting in Jordan ...
In September last year, it was reported that a tunnel dug under a school run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Gaza Strip had been discovered. UNWRA staff immediately shut the school upon discovery of the tunnel and reopened it ten days later after sealing the hollow ... Israel war
The livelihoods and long-term futures of thousands of Palestinian refugee families across Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Gaza and the West Bank are at risk due to Donald Trump's catastrophic decision to cut the American donation to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). The ... job
Kuwait's Ambassador to Jordan Dr. Hamad Al-Duaij handed the donation to the UNRWA's representative in Jordan ... sum of USD two million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), as part of its annual financial aid to support the UN organization. job

The recent decision by the United States to reduce funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) jeopardizes its role as a critical source of clean drinking water when Gaza's supplies slow to a drip. … The U.S. funding reduction also jeopardizes ... job
Thousands of employees of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) demonstrate against the US government's decision to cut its funding to the ... President Donald Trump's decision in January to suspend US$65 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the ... job
High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini said: "Millions of people – men, women and children – depend on UNRWA for vital services: education, healthcare and social services, humanitarian assistance and employment. job
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to see a further decrease in U.S. and international funding to the UN Relief and Works Agency – UNRWA, which assists Palestinian refugees and their descendents. He suggests that some of the money be transferred directly to the Jordanian government, and has raised the ... job
On Tuesday February 27 Senator Todd Young (R-IN) expressed outrage over the schoolbooks used by UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency) to teach free-of-charge basic education to the children of Palestinians designated as refugees across the West Bank, Gaza, east Jerusalem, Jordan, ... job
The head of the World People's Assembly in Support of Gaza, Dr. Essam Yousef, warned against continued reduction of the services of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), considering that its catastrophic consequences will affect all aspects of the Palestinian ... job
The refugees' rights and status, underpinned by successive UN resolutions, was one of the few bargaining cards the Palestinians held. ... cut of up to $300m in the annual $360m donation Washington makes to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), providing education, primary health care ... job
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. job
The European Union (EU) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) are holding a Strategic Dialogue on the way forward for their partnership. The discussion takes place in light of the current financial crisis facing UNRWA and the need to broaden ... job
The European Union and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) reaffirm strong commitment to ... The EU and UNRWA remain committed to protecting the rights of Palestine refugees and continue the delivery of essential services to more than 5 ... job
AMMAN — The European Union (EU) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) are holding a strategic dialogue on the way forward for their partnership, in light of the financial crisis facing UNRWA and the need to broaden its donor base and ... job

The European Union and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) reaffirm strong commitment to ... The EU and UNRWA remain committed to protecting the rights of Palestine refugees and continue the delivery of essential services to more than 5 ... job
The refugees' rights and status, underpinned by successive UN resolutions, was one of the few bargaining cards the Palestinians held. ... cut of up to $300m in the annual $360m donation Washington makes to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), providing education, primary health care ... job
In an exclusive interview with Arab News, Roger Davies, the field director of UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency) in Jordan, said: “We often hear that UNRWA will change and that its services will be carried out by (the UN refugee agency) UNHCR, I hear that everywhere. I understand that, but I assure ... job
The United States is the largest donor to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency. Known by its initials, UNRWA, it provides education, health care and other aid to Palestinian refugees in Gaza and the West Bank. Last month, the Trump administration announced it was withholding more than half of a ... job
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. job
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 ... job
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, ... job
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 ... job
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. job
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 ... job
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 ... job
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 ... job
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 ... job
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. job
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 ... job
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 ... job
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 ... job
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 ... job
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. job
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 ... job
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, ... job
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 ... job
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 ... job
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 ... job
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 ... job
... $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,” ... job
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. job
... 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 ... job
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 ... job
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 ... job
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 ... job
... 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, ... job
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. job


 

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