Tagged: UNRWA

No Cost to Israel for Destroying Palestinian Lives News Roundup
Maureen Clare Murphy, The Electronic Intifada

No Cost to Israel for Destroying Palestinian Lives

Atta Sabah had little hope for justice after an Israeli soldier shot him while he was attempting to retrieve his book bag from a field behind his school. “I’m not expecting anything to happen to [the soldier who shot me],”...

on March 13, 2017
Engineers in Gaza Convert the Rubble of War into Concrete for Rebuilding News Roundup
Ahmad Kabariti, Mondoweiss

Engineers in Gaza Convert the Rubble of War into Concrete for Rebuilding

An all-female team of engineers in Gaza have invented an affordable new way to produce concrete from the leftover rubble of homes destroyed during the last war in Gaza. And the four women behind the project–Nour Buhaisi, Aya Abu Hashish, Rahma Ashour, and...

on February 20, 2017
The Month in Pictures: September 2016 Op-Eds & Analysis
The Electronic Intifada

The Month in Pictures: September 2016

The close of September marked a year since the emergence of a new and ongoing phase of rebellion and confrontation between Palestinians and Israeli forces, during which approximately 250 Palestinians and 30 Israelis have been killed.

on October 5, 2016
Life Turned Upside Down in Gaza Op-Eds & Analysis
Sarah Algherbawi, The Electronic Intifada

Life Turned Upside Down in Gaza

Inas Abu Muhadi cannot understand that she will never see her dad again. She remembers that her dad had a scooter. And each time she hears one, she expects to see her dad arriving home. The young girl’s father passed away from natural causes in July 2013. “Our life turned upside down after that day,” said her mother…

on July 18, 2016
Number of Palestinian Refugees in Occupied Territories Has Increased by 1 Million in the Past Decade News Roundup
Allison Deger, Mondoweiss

Number of Palestinian Refugees in Occupied Territories Has Increased by 1 Million in the Past Decade

In the last decade the number of Palestinian refugees in the West Bank and Gaza has increased by one million, according to a survey conducted by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) in advance of World Refugee Day. Palestinian refugees registered with the United Nations now number 5.6 million people, an increase from 5.3 million the year before.

on June 22, 2016
Palestine Refugees: “Another Generation is Facing the Trauma of Lost Homes and Family Members” News Roundup
European Parliament News

Palestine Refugees: “Another Generation is Facing the Trauma of Lost Homes and Family Members”

The situation continues to be dire for Palestinians: 95% of Palestine refugees in Syria are dependent on humanitarian aid and 65% of young Gazans are unemployed. Pierre Krähenbühl, head of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), discussed their plight with Parliament's foreign affairs and development committees on 13 June, calling on the international community to work towards a credible political solution for the problems of the Middle East.

on June 17, 2016
UN Needs $80 Million for Schools for Palestinian Refugees News Roundup
ABC News/AP

UN Needs $80 Million for Schools for Palestinian Refugees

The head of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees expressed hope Tuesday that Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait will come up with $80 million to ensure that 500,000 boys and girls who are refugees can start the next school year on time in August. Last year, a $101 million shortfall in the budget of the agency, known as UNRWA, almost led to a delay in starting school.

on May 4, 2016
UNRWA: Palestinian Refugees Today Feel More ‘Left Behind’ Than Ever News Roundup
Danielle Ziri, The Jerusalem Post

UNRWA: Palestinian Refugees Today Feel More ‘Left Behind’ Than Ever

“UNRWA is shocked by the upsurge in violence that has affected Palestinian and Israeli civilians and the pattern of deadly force against Palestinians,” says commissioner-general. “Palestinian refugees today feel more left behind” than ever, the head of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees said on Tuesday.

on November 10, 2015
One Year After Ceasefire, ‘Temporary’ Housing for Gazans Seems to be Permanent Op-Eds & Analysis
Nora Lester Murad, The Huffington Post

One Year After Ceasefire, ‘Temporary’ Housing for Gazans Seems to be Permanent

One year after the August 26, 2014 ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, Abu Fathi Abu Jammous, his eight-month pregnant wife, and four children are living in a sweltering prefabricated caravan. Abu Fathi's house was totally destroyed in the brutal attack on Khuzaa in the southern Gaza Strip, and he was forced to move his family into an UNRWA school.

on August 27, 2015
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