UN agency for Palestinian refugees ‘running on empty’ due to cash shortfall

Cash reserves of the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees have plummeted from $60 million in 2006 to just $1 million, enough for less than one day’s average expenditure, a senior official said today, warning of “the very real prospect” of having to make cuts in basic education and health services.

UN seeks $445 million to rebuild Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon

The United Nations and the Lebanese Government will be seeking $445 million to rebuild the devastated Nahr El-Bared Palestinian refugee camp during an international donor conference to be held in Vienna on Monday.

UN voices concern over worsening health conditions of Palestinian refugees

Calling for a boost in funding to continue its operations, a United Nations agency expressed its concern over the deteriorating heath conditions of Palestinian refugees, especially in the West Bank and Gaza, in a new report launched today.

Ban Ki-moon lauds UN aid agency for efforts to help Palestinian refugees

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commended the endeavours of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to assist Palestinian refugees, noting that without the agency, the threat to peace and security in the Middle East would be far greater.

Inauguration of UN housing near devastated Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon

The United Nations agency tasked with assisting Palestinian refugees said today that it had inaugurated 150 new concrete units to house families from a Lebanese camp that was the scene of months of fighting last year between the national army and Fatah el-Islam gunmen.