UNRWA

Austerity measures to continue at agency helping Palestinian refugees

Aid programmes for Palestinian refugees in the Middle East supported by the UN will continue to face austerity measures, it has been announced.

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Concern over quality of education in Palestine refugee schools

Concern over the quality of education in Palestine refugee schools operated by the United Nations in the Middle East may lead to a reduction in class sizes.

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Closing schools for Palestinian refugee children “unacceptable”

Putting the education of Palestinian children at risk is unacceptable, according to a senior official of the UN agency which supports Palestine refugees, UNRWA.

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Students and teachers in Gaza counting on UN chief

Students and teachers in Gaza say they are counting on the UN Secretary-General to help keep their schools open and solve the current funding crisis.

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Palestine refugee agency facing unprecedented financial crisis

The UN agency that works with Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, will delay opening its schools in the region for the first time if it fails to raise more than $100 million in the next few weeks.

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“Physical and psychological scars” remain one year after Gaza conflict

Physical and psychological scars remain one year after the conflict in Gaza, the the UN agency working to assist Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) has said.

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Education programme for 500,000 Palestinian refugee children under threat

Education programmes for 500,000 Palestinian refugee children may be jeopardized as a result of cuts at the UN in the occupied Palestinian territory.

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“Arab Idol” joins call for a better future in Gaza

Mohammed Assaf might not be a household name in the West, but to millions of people in the Middle East, he’s a hero.

That’s because the 25-year-old singer risked everything when he escaped from Gaza to take part in Arab Idol, a, Egyptian TV talent show, which he ended up winning.

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“Tremendous challenges” faced by UNRWA in its history

There have been tremendous challenges faced by the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in its 65 years of existence.

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Health challenges mount for Palestine refugees

Providing health care to millions of Palestine refugees has become increasingly complicated as conflict and upheaval persist in the Middle-East, the UN said Wednesday.

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