Easing funding woes for UN agency assisting Palestine refugees a ‘wise investment for today and the future’

A pledging conference on Monday for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) aimed to address the body’s chronic funding shortfall and also examine long-term priorities.

Surviving Gaza: one mother tells us her community could go “over the edge” without UN support

Cuts in UN funding for Gaza’s Palestine refugees threaten to push the entire community “over the edge”, combined with what one senior official has called the “combustible cocktail of humanitarian, political and security challenges” facing the territory.

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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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Emergency appeal for Palestine refugees caught in Syria conflict

An emergency US$ 411 million appeal has been launched to help Palestine refugees caught up in the Syria conflict.

The UN says those Palestinians are among the worst affected by nearly six years of fighting in the country.

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UN “part and parcel” of Middle East history

The UN is “part and parcel” of the modern history of the Middle East, but has also been “shaped” heavily itself by the region.

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Palestinian pianist spreads positive message about refugees

A Palestinian man who escaped the conflict in Syria is using music to spread a positive message about refugees.

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“Rights and dignity” of Palestinians only possible via “political solution”

The “rights and dignity” of Palestinians will only be realized when the world “wakes up” to the need for a lasting political solution.

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Help “support and sustain” Palestine refugees, urges UN chief

The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) is in “dire need of resources” and help to “support and sustain” its work.

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New High Commissioner confronts changing refugee crisis

A New Year…and a new chief at the helm of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

Filippo Grandi on Thursday held his first press conference as UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

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Dramatic change of situation facing Palestine refugees

Five million Palestine refugees have faced a “dramatic change” in their situation over the past year according to the UN agency that supports them, UNWRA.

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