Palestinian refugees
UNRWA UNRWA employees across West Asia to go on strike as agency faces funds crunch

The UNRWA provides critical services and assistance to Palestinian refugees across the region through its food distribution initiatives, schools, health centers and other social programs

US-UNRWA deal Palestinians continue to oppose UNRWA’s deal with the US

Palestinian refugees claim that the conditions imposed in the deal cancel their right to return and effectively change the UNRWA from being an agency for their assistance to a US security agency 

Israel suppresses weekend Gaza protests with violence, airstrikes; injures close to 30

Gazan have been holding demonstrations to demand the lifting of the 14-year-long Israeli blockade and resolved to continue protesting until their demands are met

Israeli forces attack Palestinian marathon runners demanding end to forced evictions

At least 23 runners were injured on June 4 when Israeli forces fired tear gas and stun grenades on a marathon in East Jerusalem.

UNRWA Sheikh Jarrah evictions UNRWA calls Palestinian families’ eviction from Sheikh Jarrah illegal

UNRWA chief Philippe Lazzarini visited Sheikh Jarrah in occupied East Jerusalem on Wednesday where Palestinians have been protesting Israel’s eviction move since last month

A new hope emerges in Palestinian resistance to Sheikh Jarrah evictions

In spite of violent repression, popular support continues to grow for Palestinians facing eviction from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood and has sparked a new wave of resistance in Palestine

COVID-19 vaccination for refugees lags in west Asia

Most refugees living in poor countries in West and South Asia are being left behind in the vaccination programmes being undertaken by the respective governments for several reasons, including a shortage of adequate number of vaccine doses

Palestinians welcome resumption of US aid to UNRWA

In 2018, the Donald Trump-led US administration had stopped humanitarian aid to the UN agency which caters to the need of 5.7 million Palestinian refugees in the occupied territories and beyond

Palestinian refugees food aid Palestinians in Gaza protest UNRWA decision to remove poverty classifications on food aid

The move could end up affecting almost 770,000 Palestinian refugees currently living under the extreme poverty line, who are heavily dependent on international humanitarian assistance for their daily survival

World Refugee Day Imperialist occupation and wars are the driving force behind the displacement of people

On World Refugee Day, June 20, we look at the root causes which force people to leave their homes across the world

UNHCR Global Trends report on refugees More than 1% of world population is forcibly displaced, says UNHCR report

Busting the myth and propaganda claims about the so-called ‘refugee problem’ in developed countries, the UNHCR data establishes that around 85% of the total refugees in the world are hosted by developing countries

Gazans protest reduction in services by UNRWA

While the UNGA has extended the mandate of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) till June 2023, the agency has stated that due to a lack of funds, its operations in the occupied Palestinian territories will be severely affected

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