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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”.

America severs ties with UN's Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA

Washington, Sept 1 (IBNS): The Donald Trump administration has officially ended its ties with UN's Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA, reports said.

‘Passport to dignity’ that schools represent may expire fast, without emergency funding warns UN Palestine refugee agency

New York, Aug 17 (IBNS): A lack of funds means that the new school term for over half a million Palestinian students could be cut short after just one month, says UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refuge

Guterres urges donors to generously support UN agency for Palestine refugees, ‘as a matter of human solidarity’

New York, Mar 16 (JEN): Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday called on the international community to generously support the activities of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), which is facing “the worst financial crisis in its history.”  

Amid funding crunch, UN agency seeks $800 million in lifesaving aid for Palestine refugees

New York, Jan 31 (JEN): Facing an acute funding shortage, the United Nations agency for Palestine refugees is seeking more than $800 million for its emergency programmes for Syria and the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

US to open embassy in Jerusalem before the end of next year: US Vice President Mike Pence announces during Israel visit

Washington, Jan 22 (IBNS): In yet another major development in the political paradigm of Israel and Palestine, US Vice President Mike Pence has announced that his nation will open its embassy in Jerusalem 'before the end of next year'.