The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is a UN agency that operates for the benefit of Palestinian refugees.
Having been founded in 1949, UNRWA is the only UN refugee agency dedicated to a specific area and refugee crisis.
The organization continues to operate in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, providing humanitarian aid and education for Palestinians.
However, UNRWA has also come under fire for a number of controversies, such as those who claim it creates dependency rather than resettling refugees and others who claim it promotes antisemitism and incitement against Israel in its educational programs.
President Biden will travel to Bethlehem to meet with Mahmoud Abbas, Chairman of the Palestinian Authority.
Palestinian textbooks issued by UNRWA encourage Palestinian children to "sacrifice their blood to liberate Jerusalem" and incite against Jews and Israelis.
Lazzarini: It's not enough to renew the mandate, UN nations must provide funds for it. Failure to do so would "push the agency towards financial collapse."
The report comes as the US and other Western countries gather to pledge funding for the agency for Palestinian refugees.
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PIJ's Mudallal called on the UN Secretary-General António Guterres to allocate a sustainable budget to UNRWA.
A Knesset lobby discussing ways to combat antisemitism hit out at BDS, the Palestinian Authority and UNRWA.
Here are five policy suggestions that should be on the agenda of the next UNRWA Donors Conference, with one purpose in mind: to help 5.3 million descendants of refugees get on with their lives.
The global body approved six anti-Israel resolutions on Thursday.
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