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UNRWA

UN: Food aid to Palestinian refugees likely to run out in June

UNRWA is missing millions of dollars from its budget after the US cut funding to the agency. Now, it cannot guarantee food distribution for the rest of the year.

UNRWA

Thousands protest against planned UNRWA aid cuts

Some 13,000 people have protested against the looming budget cuts to the UNRWA budget that could spell catastrophe for millions.

United States

How will US aid slash affect Palestinians in Syria?

Effect of US aid cut to Palestinian refugees in war-torn nation will be 'massive and tragic, say aid workers.

US UNRWA aid cut to harm Palestinian refugees in Syria

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

US slashes funding to Palestinian refugees

Trump administration holds back $65m of planned $125m package, a move that may prove catastrophic for millions in need.

Palestine

Palestinian refugees live in fear of Trump aid cuts

Palestinian refugees express uncertainty over US threats to cut aid to their main source of livelihood.

Palestinian refugees live in fear of Trump aid cuts

Palestine

UNRWA vows to go on after Israel's call to scrap agency

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said UN development agency for Palestinians is helping 'fictitious refugees'.

UNRWA vows to go on after Israel's call to scrap agency

Humanitarian crises

Palestinian refugees killed in Syria's Khan Eshieh camp

Fear grows among Khan Eshieh's residents after air strikes raze a three-storey building, killing six.

Palestinian refugees killed in Syria's Khan Eshieh camp

Humanitarian crises

Typhoid outbreak grips Syria's Yarmouk

UN calls for access as residents struggle for access to food and medicine while violence continues.

Typhoid outbreak grips Syria's Yarmouk

Middle East

Classrooms empty in Gaza as strike by UNRWA staff bites

Thousands of teachers and other educational staff from UN agency for Palestinian refugees protest over "service cuts".

Classrooms empty in Gaza as strike by UNRWA staff bites

Middle East

UN warns school may be delayed for Palestinian refugees

UNRWA says 700 UN-run schools in Middle East face closure as agency faces severe financial crisis due to lack of funds.

UN warns school may be delayed for Palestinian refugees

Human Rights

US promises $49m in Gaza aid

Pledge for aid to Gaza comes as Secretary of State Kerry embarks on diplomatic push to secure ceasefire in the region.

US promises $49m in Gaza aid