UNRWA
US conditional aid to UN agency violates Palestinian right of return and other stories

Today we look at protests in Gaza against a funding agreement between the U.S. and the UNRWA, a U.S. court ordering Indigenous people in Ecuador to pay the Chevron corporation’s legal fees, and more

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’s Supreme Court delays ruling on Sheikh Jarrah forced evictions case

The court offered the Palestinians a compromise deal as per which Palestinians could live in their homes for the next three generations in exchange for accepting Jewish ownership of the land and paying token rent

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

Israeli attacks continue for tenth day, death toll close to 230

The airstrikes on Gaza along with the Israeli military’s violence in the occupied West Bank have so for killed 227 Palestinians and injured over 1,500 others, while also internally displacing 72,000 people

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

Amazon workers in Chicago protest against ‘brutal’ megacycle shifts and other stories

Today we look at a walkout staged by Amazon workers in Chicago, the Biden administration’s decision to restore aid to UNRWA, protests in Iraq for job opportunities, record surges in Covid-19 cases in India, and the sentencing of an aid worker to 20 years in prison by a Saudi Court

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

Palestinian healthcare is crumbling in face of COVID-19, Israeli occupation

Authorities are worried that if drastic steps are not taken, the health system might face a major crisis putting the lives and health of Palestinian people at risk

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