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 United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Gaza, Palestine

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The situation in Gaza is expected to further deteriorate in light of the reduced funding by the United States to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Gaza. The U.S. announced on Jan. 16 to cut 65 million U.S. dollars from 125 million dollars that it had planned to provide to the UNRWA in 2018.
Historical complications notwithstanding, the Agency and its services matter. Over half a million children attend UNRWA schools. This can't be taken for granted in a region where 3.7 million Syrian refugee children remain out of school. In Gaza, already experiencing a humanitarian crisis, the withdrawal or ...

Palestinian school children in the besieged Gaza Strip joined a protest against US President Donald Trump's moves to eradicate the right of return from future negotiations and to cut aid and support to UNRWA. The Popular Committee for Refugee Affairs organised the event which saw Palestinians holding ...
I couldn't find a job because getting a job in Gaza is a mission impossible," al-Sharif told Xinhua, ready to go through the entrance to a food distribution center that belongs to the United Nations Relief and Work Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). He said he came to the UNRWA ...
UNRWA is also important for the political process in Gaza, Mogherini said, calling Palestinian reconciliation "essential for the perspective of a viable state of Palestine." Besides the agency's role in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, UNRWA plays an essential part in working toward stability throughout ...
"I have a lot of respect for UNRWA's work, which has to operate in the most difficult and dangerous circumstances. Living conditions in Gaza, Syria, the West bank and elsewhere in the region are particularly tough," Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo said.

I studied in UNRWA schools, as my father did before me. Without the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, I would have drowned in a swamp of illiteracy and despair, never leaving the refugee camp that my father had to grow into. But today, with UNRWA facing an existential ...
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has launched an appeal for its emergency programmes of over US$800 million; approximately US$400 million each for Syria and the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), which consists of Gaza and the West ...
2 threat by US President Donald Trump to stop supporting Palestinians if they do not resume negotiations with Israel. The United States is the top donor to UNRWA, contributing 24% of its total annual budget. With it, the body provides health care, education and social services for Palestinian refugees in ...
They don't even want to negotiate a long overdue... peace treaty with Israel." He asked, "... with the Palestinians no longer willing to talk peace, why should we make any of these massive future payments to them?" Unless there is a change of policy, the US contribution to UNRWA, the UN agency caring for ...
Hundreds of Palestinian refugees gathered on Wednesday in Jabalya refugee camp, to the northeast of Gaza, to protest the United States recent decision to scale down its financial contribution and food aid to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), which will affect ...
At present, UNRWA educates 515,260 schoolchildren, who are the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of people who actually left their homes. 311,071 of these are in Gaza and the West Bank. UNRWA spent $760 million, or roughly two-thirds of its budget, on education in 2017. It also provides social ...
Employees of the UN refugee agency UNRWA staged a rally in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday to protest a recent U.S. fund cut. Last week, the U.S. State Department announced it was withholding $65 million in aid to Palestine “for further consideration”. "We reject [any attempt to] blackmail UNRWA, which ...
Living with 25 relatives in a crowded home in this teeming Gaza Strip slum, the meager rations provided by UNRWA, the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugee families, are the last thing keeping his family afloat in the territory hard hit by years of poverty and conflict. But that could be in danger as the United ...
A significant funding cut by a UN agency that helps Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, would put at risk the jobs of some 12,000 teachers throughout the Gaza Strip and West Bank, and the jobs of more than 20,000 teachers including other countries where UNRWA operates – Lebanon, Syria and Jordan ...
The UNRWA dilemma has haunted Israel since Hamas took control of Gaza in 2007. The main question is how does one deal with an organization that averts a total collapse of the Gaza Strip, thus allowing Hamas to direct its resources toward terrorism instead of toward humanitarian aid for residents?
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 Palestine. In both the military and in the Middle East, I have seen firsthand how instability can harm ...

The UN agency specifically dedicated to Palestinian refugees, which came into existence before the Refugee Convention of 1951, operates in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, the West Bank and Gaza. Palestinian refugees rely on UNRWA to provide them with health and educational facilities, among other ...
In Gaza, UNRWA is still bringing materials for reconstruction following Israel's 2014 war on the strip where “the most important challenge is ...
The UNRWA Commissioner-General expressed his deep ... support to Syrian refugees only because they are Palestinians despite the fact that ...
Hamas' increased exploitation of United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) facilities in the Gaza Strip has been a cause for growing ...
BEIT LAHIA, GAZA - AUGUST 30: Students follow the press conference of United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres (not seen) at the ...
RAMALLAH, Nov. 19 (Xinhua) -- The spokesperson for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA) ...
On 4 November, the UNRWA Gaza Training Centre (GTC) organized a graduation ceremony to celebrate the creativity and innovation of its ...
The UK-based Al-Khair Foundation made a contribution worth US$40,000 to support psychosocial activities in Gaza provided by the United ...
With great gratitude and respect, UNRWA bids farewell to its Director of Operations in Gaza, Mr. Bo Schack. A long-standing senior ...
Hamas spokesman Abd al-Latif al-Qanu' refused to respond to UNRWA's announcement, saying authorized people in the Gaza Strip were ...
On 15 October 2017, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) discovered the existence of what ...
The promise of political change provides a silver lining for Gaza but is not likely to lead to decreased reliance on UNRWA services in the ...
UNRWA lab tests revealed that the outbreak was caused by the Shigella ... West Bank and the Gaza Strip achieve their full human development ...
In Gaza, the delegation received a briefing by the Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza, Mr. Bo Schack, and visited an UNRWA school in ...
Today, Ambassador Ahmet Yıldız, the Deputy Foreign Minister of Turkey and his delegation composed of officials from the Ministry of Foreign ...
UNRWA Gaza Field Office continues to organise field visits for its partners and donors. From 17 to 19 September, a delegation from Al-Khair ...
Strong Diplomatic and Donor Support for UNRWA at the Ministerial-level ... Programme in a number of UNRWA schools across the Gaza Strip.
Students deliver a presentation at the opening of a Gazan school funded by UNRWA and the U.K. government in 2013. UNRWA PHOTO.
Japan Contributes US$ 10.2 Million to UNRWA in Support of ... “The refugees in the West Bank and Gaza still need robust support from the ...
On 13 and 14 November, the UNRWA Advisory Commission (AdCom) held its second bi-annual meeting in Jordan in order to discuss key ...
Thursday, the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) said they were “very concerned about such severe storms this early in the season and ...
I am deeply moved to be in Gaza today, unfortunately, to witness one of the most dramatic humanitarian crises that I have seen in many years ...
Palestinians receive their monthly food aid from a UN distribution centre in the Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip on Sep 14, 2011.
"America has long been committed to funding UNRWA's important ... range of services to 5 million Palestinian refugees in Gaza, the West Bank, ...
But the attacks on UNRWA feel like anti-Palestinian rhetoric more than ... and rainy weather in the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza ...
Un palestinese di Gaza che risulta impiegato ad alto livello nell'Unrwa, l'agenzia Onu per i profughi palestinesi. Risulta anche, stando a quanto riportato dal Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, che sia stato eletto nell'ufficio ...
Therefore, we in the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine affirm our rejection of all of the formulas and actions that enshrine and deepen the division, including the committee set up by Hamas recently for the management of the Gaza Strip. The ...
Some 750,000 Palestinians were expelled from their lands in 1948 and were scattered across refugee camps in the occupied West Bank, the Gaza Strip, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria, according to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). Today ...
"Perjanjian ini merupakan bukti kepercayaan dan kemitraan antara UNRWA dan Dewan Kerjasama Teluk yang bertindak melalui IDB, pendukung UNRWA untuk pengungsi Gaza dan Palestina, kini kami memberikan sumber daya untuk memastikan setiap ...
The existence of agencies such as the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to help the displaced Palestinians will not absolve the UN of its complicity. Guterres should have resisted the US pressure, for it is better to serve the world body ...
Only after UNRWA official Suhail al-Hindi, who had been secretly elected to Hamas' politburo, was removed from his post, and Nickolay Mladenov, U.N.
Welcoming the agreement, Bo Schack, UNRWA Director of Operations in Gaza, said: "This agreement is testament to the continuing trust and partnership between UNRWA and the Gulf Cooperation Council acting through IDB, who have become among ...
This year the Israeli occupation will enter its fiftieth year, and the closure of Gaza will enter its tenth. ... [1] The investigations into a few of the serious attacks on UNRWA shelters and civilian targets were closed without further procedures ...


 

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