UNRWA

UN relief agency confirms death of staffer in Tulkarem

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) today confirmed the death of one of its staffers during an Israeli undercover operation last week in Tulkarem.

Middle East: UN agency protests Israeli's tighter restrictions on aid worker movement

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) today lodged a formal protest with the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs against a new travel restriction imposed on international staff in the Gaza Strip.

Donor countries pledge over $47 million to UN agency helping Palestine refugees

Fourteen donor countries today pledged over $47 million to finance next year's budget of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

Israeli forces shot aid worker in the back, UN finds

A British aid worker who died on Friday in the West Bank had been shot in the back by Israeli soldiers, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said today.

UN refutes Israel’s claim that Jenin project manager was killed amid firing in camp

The United Nations has refuted Israeli claims that a slain aid worker managing a UN project in the West Bank was killed amid gunfire.

Manager of UN project killed in Jenin; Annan 'very disturbed' by Israeli actions

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today voiced serious concern about Israeli actions in response to the shooting in the West Bank today of a British worker supervising a project of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

Palestinian refugees face acute humanitarian crisis, head of UN relief agency says

Palestinian refugees are facing an acute humanitarian crisis marked by high rates of unemployment, poverty and malnutrition, the head of a major United Nations relief agency in the area said today.

UN agency helping Palestinians urgently needs funds, Commissioner-General says

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) faces a severe financial shortfall amid a worsening humanitarian situation in the Middle East, its Commissioner-General said today.

UN official voices dismay at latest deadly Israeli fire against Palestinian refugee camp

Following fresh Israeli military actions today at a Palestinian refugee camp, which left seven people dead, the head of a major United Nations relief agency in the region, Peter Hansen, voiced his opposition to the unbalanced use of force against civilian targets.

UN spent additional $2.5 million due to Israeli security procedures in Palestinian territory

The main United Nations agency helping Palestinian refugees today said it has spent more than $2.5 million of its budget on additional costs related to security measures imposed by Israel in Gaza and the West Bank.