Tag Archives: UNWRA

PLO Rejects UNRWA’s Reduction of Services Policy

WAFA FEBR 19 2012 GAZA, February 19, 2012 (WAFA) – Zakaria al-Agha, the head of PLO’s Department for Refugee Affairs, Sunday in a statement rejected UNRWA’s policy to cut services provided for Palestinian refugees to close the organization’s budget deficit. Al-Agha said UNRWA halted payment of complementary-support allowances to families below poverty line and halted […]

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Demolition Watch – UNRWA

  The Israeli practice of demolishing homes, basic infrastructure and sources of livelihoods continues to devastate Palestinian families and communities in East Jerusalem and the 60 per cent of the West Bank controlled by Israel, known as Area C. Demolition = dispossession Many of the people affected already live in poverty, and demolitions are a […]

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67 Children Dispossessed Or Affected By Demolitions In May

Friday June 10, 2011 12:03 by Kevin Murphy – IMEMC and Agencies The UN Works and Relief Agency, UNWRA, has reported that the month of May shows the highest number of children disposed or affected by Israeli demolitions in the West Bank for 2011. According to the report 304 Palestinians were dispossessed or affected by […]

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UNRWA deeply distressed that Palestine refuges lost their lives in Syria

BEIRUT | iloubnan.info – June 09, 2011 In a statement issued on Thursday, the Commissioner-General of UNRWA, Filippo Grandi, said he was deeply distressed that “Palestine refugees in Syria have lost their lives and been injured in recent events, including in Yarmouk, which is home to a third of the Palestine refugee community in Syria. […]

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UNRWA Report Questions the Blooming West Bank Economy

PNN – Palestine News Network 08.06.11 – 13:59 Jerusalem – PNN – The UN Relief and Works Agency released a report on Wednesday questioning the view that the Palestinian economy in the West Bank is flourishing. Contrary to media reports, the UNRWA report states that in the first half of 2010 the unemployment rate rose […]

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UNRWA: Palestinian refugees’ health still at risk

Published May 21, 2011 | 13:56 JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — The UN agency for Palestinian refugees faces “paramount and overwhelming” challenges in providing health care services, according to its annual report released Saturday. Despite progress in key areas — including a reduction in infant mortality — Palestinian refugees face increasing health risks including a rise in […]

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UNRWA staff on strike over working conditions, dignity, not pay raise – video

UNRWA staff on strike over working conditions Press TV Report by Ashraf Shannon, Gaza Wed May 18, 2011 10:48PM | Ashraf Shannon | Press TV | Gaza Facilities of United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees UNRWA in the Gaza strip were paralyzed following an all-out strike by eleven thousand employees; the strike […]

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Australian-Palestinian Community Races

20.05.11 – 14:21 Jerusalem – UN Media to PNN – nearly 150 athletes, including 55 in wheelchairs, will take part in “One Community” races staged in the West Bank towns of Bethlehem and Hebron. The event is sponsored by the Australian Representative Office in Ramallah in partnership with Palestine: Sports for Life and in co-operation […]

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PHRF: UNRWA disregards lives of Palestinian refugees

[ 29/03/2011 – 10:25 AM ]   BEIRUT, (PIC)– The Palestinian Human Rights Foundation has condemned the UN Relief Works Agency for what it called ”disregard for the lives of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.” The foundation called on UNRWA director in Lebanon Salvatore Lombardi to step down, ”as his time has only seen failure and […]

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UNRWA hobbled by unwieldy customs procedures on Gaza border

RAMALLAH, 28 March 2011 (IRIN) – Israeli trucker Nazar Zarro hoists himself up into the cab of his articulated lorry loaded with emergency flour supplies bound for UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) food distribution centres in the Gaza Strip. Zarro makes the 100km trip from Israel’s Ashdod port to Kerem Shalom crossing – where […]

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Standoff at UNRWA building in Gaza

March 17, 2011 GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Security forces dispersed a demonstration organized by Palestinian youth who are calling for ending division, in front of the UNRWA building in Gaza on Thursday. Sixteen young activists were fleeing Hamas when they took shelter inside the building. Nuha Wajeeh, one of the protestors, told Ma’an that “we […]

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Thabit organization criticizes Israel’s media campaign against UNRWA

16/03/2011 – 11:47 AM BEIRUT, (PIC)– Thabit organization for the right of return in Lebanon strongly denounced the Israeli media campaigns aimed at obliterating the Palestinian refugees’ right to return to their homes and delegitimizing the UNRWA. “The fierce campaign against the UNRWA is only a failed attempt to perpetuate a fait accompli through imposing […]

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Gaza home owners protest outside UNRWA HQ

Tuesday, 15 March 2011 09:30 Israel has demolished more than 2,700 homes, displacing more than 3,700 Palestinian families. March 15, 2011 Palestinian home owners, whose homes were demolished in early 2000, have set up a protest camp in front of the UNWRA headquarters in Gaza, demanding their homes be rebuilt. The houses were demolished during […]

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UNRWA sit-in to expand to Gaza from south

[ 13/03/2011 – 10:42 AM ]   GAZA, (PIC)– Gazans whose homes were demolished by the Israeli occupation since 2002 have decided to expand a sit-in to UN Relief Works Agency main headquarters in Gaza City. They have been sitting in at UNRWA headquarters in Rafah and Khan Younis, where their homes were damaged, for […]

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Angered relatives close UNRWA clinic after death of refugee child

[ 10/03/2011 – 11:52 AM ]   SIDON, (PIC)– Palestinians angered at the preventable death of Mohammed Nabeeh Taha, 11,  have closed the UNRWA clinic inside the Wadi al-Halwa refugee camp in Lebanon. They took to the streets alongside local Palestinian forces holding the child’s body protesting the recent marked decline in services the UN […]

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