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UN Palestine refugee agency launches emergency appeal for $193 million

The main United Nations relief agency for Palestinian refugees launched an emergency appeal today for $193 million to relieve suffering in the occupied territories where three years of curfews, closures and conflict have plunged two-thirds of the people into dire poverty and hunger and limited their access to health and education.

Israeli incursion leaves 1,240 Palestinians homeless, UN agency finds

The Israeli demolition of refugee shelters in Rafah camp on the southern Gaza Strip last week has left 1,240 people homeless, United Nations relief workers said today.

UN agency protests against Israeli raid on West Bank hospital

The main United Nations relief agency for Palestinian refugees today protested to Israel over its raid on a UN-run hospital in the West Bank town of Qalqilya, calling it a “serious breach” of international law and charging that Israeli troops made medical staff leave their patients and lie on the hospital floor.

UN agency launches $18 million appeal for Palestinians affected by Israeli wall

The United Nations development agency has called for immediate action to address the needs of Palestinian communities affected by Israel's Separation Wall, launching an appeal for $18 million in emergency assistance to address job needs and improve vital social, municipal and agricultural infrastructure requirements.

UN agency protests Israeli border actions that force cancellation of meeting

The main United Nations relief agency for Palestine refugees today protested Israel’s border restrictions that prevented its entire headquarters management, including a UN Under-Secretary-General, from attending its quarterly meeting, the first time in its 53-year history that the high-level session has had to be cancelled.

UN agency gives homes to Palestinians whose houses were destroyed by Israel

The main United Nations relief agency assisting Palestinian refugees today handed over 19 new homes to refugee families in the Gaza Strip whose shelters had been destroyed by Israeli military forces.

UN agency launches $103 million appeal to help refugees in West Bank and Gaza

The main United Nations relief agency assisting Palestine refugees has launched an urgent appeal to the international community for $103 million to support its emergency activities in the second half of 2003.

UN agency protests Israeli closure of Gaza Strip

The main United Nations agency providing assistance to Palestine refugees today protested that a complete closure of the Gaza Strip imposed by Israel on UN international staff had crippled its operations there.

UN agency protests Israeli military’s occupation of refugee camp girls’ school

The main United Nations agency providing assistance to Palestine refugees today protested the Israeli military’s occupation of a girls’ school in the Tulkarem refugee camp in the West Bank, calling it a flagrant violation of international law.

UN protests latest Israeli military assault on one of its schools in Gaza

The United Nations agency assisting Palestine refugees is formally protesting to the Government of Israel damage done to one of its schools in the northern Gaza Strip during last weekend's occupation.