Tag Archives: UNRWA

With nearly half a million displaced in Gaza, UNRWA head calls on Israel to take responsibility

The humanitarian crisis in Gaza has surpassed the United Nations capabilities for emergency shelter and services and is now the responsibility of the Israel army, said the Commissioner General of the United Nations Refugee Works Association (UNRWA)

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Israel lobby’s favorite senator tries to erase Palestinian refugee status for millions

Senator Mark Kirk (above) of Illinois is leading an effort that would redefine who a Palestinian refugee is. Critics say the move is one step in a larger strategy to take refugee rights for Palestinians off the negotiating table.

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NGO ‘industry’: a boon or bane in Gaza?

Those who gain permission to come and go from Gaza through the soulless Erez Crossing sometimes serve to normalize the inhuman siege

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Ging should have sidestepped the BDS question

On Sunday November 14th, John Ging, Director of UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency) programs in the Gaza Strip, spoke at Columbia University.  This speech was one in a recent series of campus speeches by Mr. Ging that was … Continue reading

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UNRWA tells the story of Palestinian refugees in the new series ‘Peace starts here’

The video above is from the new series produced by UNRWA (the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) called Peace Starts Here. UNRWA is the UN agency established in December, 1949 to work … Continue reading

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