Tagged: Refugee Camps

Packed With Refugees, Palestinian Camps Face Grave Threat if Coronavirus Spreads News & Analysis
Reuters

Packed With Refugees, Palestinian Camps Face Grave Threat if Coronavirus Spreads

Over 2 million Palestinian refugees live in underfunded and crowded camps where it is nearly impossible to sustain WHO health guidelines thanks to Israel's occupation and refusal to allow Palestinians their right to return home.

on April 7, 2020
UNRWA Funding Cut Could Close Palestinian Schools Within Weeks News Roundup
F. Brinley Bruton and Lawahez Jabari, NBC News

UNRWA Funding Cut Could Close Palestinian Schools Within Weeks

DHEISHEH REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank — Except for a few anxious tears, the first day of class at Dheisheh Basic Girls School was an exuberant occasion.

on September 5, 2018
After 70 Years of Dispersion: Number of Palestinian Refugees Multiplied by Six Times News Roundup
Palestinian News Network (PNN)

After 70 Years of Dispersion: Number of Palestinian Refugees Multiplied by Six Times

Almost 70 years since the Nakba, the Palestinian uprooting and forceful expulsion from their home and country following the creation of Israel, the number of displaced Palestinians who became refugees has increased by six times, the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)...

on June 20, 2017
50 Years of Israeli Military Rule, 70 Years of Palestinian Dispossession Fact Sheets
IMEU

50 Years of Israeli Military Rule, 70 Years of Palestinian Dispossession

The policies of discrimination and displacement that Israel has implemented against Palestinians in the lands it has military occupied since the 1967 war are part of a larger program of dispossession of Palestinians dating to Israel’s establishment in 1948 and encompassing Palestinians citizens of Israel as well.

on June 8, 2017
Jenin Won’t Forget Israel’s Massacre Op-Eds & Analysis
Ilan Pappe, The Electronic Intifada

Jenin Won’t Forget Israel’s Massacre

Fifteen years ago this month the Israeli army bombarded and assaulted the Jenin refugee camp for more than 10 days. This was part of Israel’s so-called Operation Defensive Shield, during which it sent troops...

on April 18, 2017
Young Palestinian Dancers Tell Stories of Resistance News Roundup
Nora Barrows-Friedman, The Electronic Intifada

Young Palestinian Dancers Tell Stories of Resistance

A group of young dancers and rappers from the Dheisheh refugee camp in the occupied West Bank are on tour, bringing original music, hip-hop and dabke folk dance to audiences across the US.

on March 22, 2017
Gaza Is Outwardly Rebuilding, but Inwardly Fearful News Roundup
Ian Fisher, The New York Times

Gaza Is Outwardly Rebuilding, but Inwardly Fearful

In her new home, finally finished after she lived two years in a trailer across a dirt road, Samaher al-Masri, 40, showed a video on her cellphone of a cute preschooler: her son Majdi.

on February 21, 2017
Kal Penn Donates $25,000 To Refugees, Restores Everyone’s Faith In Humanity News Roundup
Andrea Frazier, Romper

Kal Penn Donates $25,000 To Refugees, Restores Everyone’s Faith In Humanity

In 2016 alone, about 1,300 Palestinians fled their homeland amid the country's long and violent territory dispute with neighboring Israel. Their fate couldn't seem further removed from an American celebrity cooking competition, but when one actor...

on January 5, 2017
Kal Penn Wins Celebrity ‘MasterChef’ and Donates the Prize Money to Refugee Charity News Roundup
Brian Delpozo, The Daily Dish

Kal Penn Wins Celebrity ‘MasterChef’ and Donates the Prize Money to Refugee Charity

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) got a gift from Kal Penn this past week, as the actor — best known for his role in the Harold and Kumar films and for serving in the Obama administration from 2009 to 2011...

on January 5, 2017
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