A senior United Nations humanitarian official on Wednesday called on Israeli authorities to halt plans to demolish Palestinian-owned structures and cease plans for the relocation of Palestinian Bedouin communities in the West Bank.
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.”
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the UN special envoy on the Middle East have strongly condemned today's arson attack in the West Bank that killed a Palestinian child and left the child's parents severely injured.
Marking the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, United Nations officials today called for steps to translate the promises of the peace process – most recently expressed at a major meeting in the United States city of Annapolis – into action to achieve a two-State solution to the conflict in the Middle East.
The main United Nations agency tasked with helping Palestinian refugees launched an appeal today for nearly $13 million to help the thousands of people who have had to flee the Nahr el-Bared camp in northern Lebanon because of deadly fighting.
The United Nations refugee agency said today it is “highly concerned” over living conditions for hundreds of Palestinians who fled their homes in Baghdad to a camp near Iraq’s Syrian border, which has no healthcare and is vulnerable to a harsh climate.
Expressing cautious optimism about the results of a recent meeting between Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat, the chairman of a UN Palestinian rights panel has stressed the need for a comprehensive, just and lasting settlement, according to a document released today at UN Headquarters in New York.
With the Palestinian economy mired in a crisis of "unprecedented" depth and severity, a genuine recovery will take years and will need substantial resources even if there is a quick end to the region's current political problems and a resumption of normal economic activity, a new United Nations report warns.