Refugees block roads to protest UNRWA cuts

Palestinians in a number of refugee camps across the occupied West Bank on Tuesday reportedly closed main roads near the camps to protest a possible decision by the UN agency for Palestinian refugees to delay the school year. Ahmad Abu Kheiran, the head of a popular committee in the southern[…]

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UNRWA services in Gaza reduced

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees rallied on Sunday in front of the UNRWA headquarters in Gaza City in protest of a cut of services provided to them by UNRWA. On June 15 UN Commissioner-General Pierre Krhenbhl announced that UNRWA’s fiscal deficit for 2015 has reached $101 million. Palestinian refugees in Gaza[…]

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UNRWA calls for $30m in aid for Yarmouk crisis

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees has called for “an immediate injection” of $30 million to provide aid for residents of the beleaguered Yarmouk refugee camp, where fighting between Palestinian factions and the Islamic State group continues. In a statement released Friday, UNRWA claimed to have “significantly expanded” their aid[…]

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Flooding hits Gaza Strip

Heavy rain has flooded low-lying areas across the Gaza Strip, including Khazaa and Beit Hanoun where thousands of Gazans displaced by the Israeli offensive last summer are living in caravans. Civil Defense spokesman Muhammad al-Midana told Ma’an that a number of homes in the neighborhood of Kunz Street and Shabia[…]

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UN chief sets up Gaza enquiry

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday appointed a five-member panel to investigate Israeli attacks on UN shelters during the Gaza war and the discovery of Hamas weapons at UN sites. Ban announced plans to set up a probe during his visit to Gaza last month after describing Israeli shelling[…]

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