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Independent review panel releases final report on UNRWA

An independent panel released its much-awaited report on Monday about the UN relief agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA), providing 50 recommendations and noting that Israeli authorities have yet to provide proof of their claims that UN staff are involved with terrorist organisations.

Antonio Guterres asks countries to reverse UNRWA funding suspension

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has appealed to the countries that suspended funding to the UN agency assisting Palestine refugees (UNRWA) to reconsider their decisions, to ensure continuity of its vital humanitarian operations.

UNRWA to investigate allegations ‘several’ staffers played role in 7 October attacks

Secretary-General António Guterres has asked the head of the UN agency assisting Palestine refugees, UNRWA, to “swiftly” investigate “extremely serious allegations” that several agency staffers were involved in the 7 October terror attacks in southern Israel.

UNRWA says more than 600,000 people are under evacuation orders in southern Gaza

A top UN official has said over 600,000 people are under evacuation orders in southern Gaza amid the ongoing clash between Israel and Hamas members.

57 United Nations relief agency workers killed in Israel-Hamas war

Gaza/IBNS: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini confirmed Friday the loss of 57 of its workers in the Gaza Strip amid the Israeli-Hamas conflict.

Israel-Hamas conflict: Six UN refugee agency workers died in Gaza in past 24 hours

Six UN’s Palestinian refugee agency workers were killed in the past 24 hours in Gaza amid the ongoing conflict between the Hamas group and Israel.

UN: Over 123,000 internally displaced in Gaza amid ongoing Israeli attacks

More than 123,000 people have been internally displaced in Gaza as a result of ongoing Israeli attacks, said the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Monday.

UNRWA condemns demolition of Palestinian home in East Jerusalem

New York: The UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, on Thursday urged Israeli to immediately halt all evictions and demolitions in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, after an entire family was forced out of their long-term home the previous day. 

UNRWA seeks $1.6 billion to support Palestinian refugees in 2022

New York: The UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, on Tuesday appealed for $1.6 billion to support its lifesaving work this year amid acute regional crises and chronic funding shortfalls.

Investing in UNRWA is ‘an investment in peace and hope’

New York: At a “critical conference” supporting the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, Secretary-General António Guterres outlined on Tuesday, the “essential role” it continues to play in generations of lives.    

Palestine refugees face ‘dire’ humanitarian conditions amid ongoing clashes in southern Syria: UNRWA

New York: Some 30,000 Palestine refugees registered with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in south Syria have become increasingly vulnerable, following recent clashes in and around the Dera’a Governorate, the UN agency warned on Sunday.

UNRWA chief calls for ‘clear and unequivocal guarantees’ on staff safety in Hamas-controlled Gaza

New York: The head of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has called for “clear and unequivocal guarantees” over the safety and security of staff working to restore critical services in Gaza, following last month’s conflict between Israel and militant group Hamas, which controls the occupied enclave.

UN chief reaffirms commitment to untying ‘Gordian knot’ of Middle East conflict and instability

New York City, Apr 7 (IBNS): Underlining the “enormous” opportunities for sustainable development and investment in the Middle East, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has reaffirmed the Organization’s deep engagement in a “surge of diplomacy for peace,” to “untie the Gordian knot of conflict and instability".

Despite funding crisis, Palestine refugee classrooms set to stay open, says UNRWA

New York, Nov 9 (IBNS): The Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) looks set to keep its classrooms open for the rest of the school year, despite earlier fears that they would have to close within the next few weeks, due to steep funding cuts, the agency told UN News in the Gaza Strip on Thursday.

UN expert denounces killing of more Palestinian protesters, as ‘affront to human rights’

New York, Oct 2 (IBNS): As protests continue at the Gaza border fence against Israeli policies, so does the killing and wounding of Palestinian protesters, including children, by the Israeli security forces, said a UN independent human rights expert on Tuesday. With the death toll rising, the UN Special Rapporteur who monitors the human rights situation in the Palestinian territory, denounced the violence as an “ongoing affront to human rights and human dignity”.