Palestine refugees

News in Brief 29 January 2019

  • Nearly $4 billion needed to protect 41 million children from conflict and disaster
  • 700 people detained in one day of Venezuela demonstrations, dozens children
  • Palestine refugees more vulnerable now than in year 2000, warns UN agency chief
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UN urges countries to step up assistance for Palestine refugees

The United Nations said it regrets the decision of the United States to stop funding to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and called on other countries to help fill the remaining financial gap.

UN Agency warns Palestinian refugee schools face October closure

UNRWA, the UN Agency for Palestine Refugees, says it will be able to open the schools it operates for the coming academic term.  However, with the Agency still struggling to cope with the US decision to cut funding by $300 million, the prospect beyond September are still very uncertain.  UNRWA spokesperson Chris Gunness spoke with UN News.

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News in Brief 13 June 2018

  • Deep concern continues for up to 2.5 million civilians in Syria’s Idlib
  • Terrorism diverting resources away from development in Central Africa, warns UN envoy
  • Infant mortality among Palestine refugees is not decreasing, says new UN study
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News In Brief 27 April 2018

  • UN chief salutes “courage and leadership” of DPRK and Republic of Korea
  • Innocent civilians caught in crossfire as violence surges: South Sudan mission chief
  • Concern rises for thousands living in and around besieged Palestinian camp in Syria
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News in Brief 15 March 2018

  • UNRWA services "need to be maintained at all costs”: UN chief
  • Thousands flee eastern Ghouta as UN prepares to assist those in need
  • OHCHR: “Strong evidence” of torture during investigation into 43 Mexican students’ disappearance
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Amid funding crunch, UN agency seeks $800 million in lifesaving aid for Palestine refugees

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 funding cuts for UN Palestine refugee agency put vital education, health programmes at risk

The decision by the United States to withhold more than half its annual funding commitment to the United Nations relief agency providing aid for Palestine refugees threatens “one of the most successful and innovative human development endeavours in the Middle-East,” the head of the body said Wednesday, warning that the rights and dignity of an entire community are at stake.

UN chief makes appeal for funding, and unity between Palestinians

UN chief António Guterres released emergency funds to help alleviate the suffering of people in Gaza on Wednesday, and appealed for unity between Palestinians.

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News in Brief 01 August 2017 (PM)

UN rights chief concerned over arrest of Venezuela opposition figures

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