UNRWA

UNRWA and the SDGS: Good health and wellbeing protecting lives in Gaza by providing maternal and child healthcare

UNRWA and the SDGS: Good health and wellbeing protecting lives in Gaza by providing maternal and child healthcare

"It is also a sector where change and challenges are constant. Every year brings new technological and scientific advances, new risks and threats to public health, and ever greater societal expectations for higher standards of health. As their main comprehensive primary health care provider, UNRWA has played a key role in promoting the health and well-being of millions of Palestine refugees over the past 70 years."

Over half a million girls and boys will go back to UNRWA schools for the new Scholastic Year 2019-2020

Over half a million girls and boys will go back to UNRWA schools for the new Scholastic Year 2019-2020

"UNRWA operates 709 elementary and preparatory schools in its five fields of operation, including eight secondary schools in Lebanon, providing free basic education for over 530,000 Palestine refugee children. Pupils in UNRWA schools follow the host countries’ national curricula and textbooks, which the Agency enriches to encourage the development of critical thinking skills, empathy and tolerance."

Israeli destruction of Palestinian homes in West Bank, ‘not compatible’ with international humanitarian law, UN says

Israeli destruction of Palestinian homes in West Bank, ‘not compatible’ with international humanitarian law, UN says

"“Among other things, the destruction of private property in occupied territory is only permissible where rendered absolutely necessary for military operations, which is not applicable”, said Jamie McGoldrick, UN Humanitarian Coordinator, Gwyn Lewis, Director of West Bank Operations for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) and James Heenan, Head of the UN Human Rights Office in the area."

Remembering the 2014 Israeli Offensive against Gaza

Remembering the 2014 Israeli Offensive against Gaza

"Israeli historian Ilan Pappé has said that the motivation for the kidnapping was the murder of two Palestinian teenagers by Israeli forces in May 2014; the autopsy report which showed that the teens were killed by Israeli soldiers’ live fire had been made public the day before the kidnapping. In the aftermath of the abduction, Israel launched a crackdown on alleged Hamas associates in the West Bank."

The Palestinian refugees and the 'monologue of the century'

The Palestinian refugees and the 'monologue of the century'

"Over 70 years later, it is becoming increasingly common to come across analogies between Palestinian refugees such as the ones from Lydda and Ramle, and the "simultaneous uprooting" of Jews living in Arab countries. Israel's Deputy Minister of Finance Yitzhak Cohen, for example, has said that: "The uprooted Jews' problem is equal to, if not greater than, the Palestinian refugees' problem.""