Palestine

Wishing away Palestinian refugees: End of US' UNRWA aid explained

'Doomsday scenario' could unfold unless Palestinian agency replaces US funding within 30 days, spokesperson says.

United States

US ends all funding for UN's Palestine refugee agency

Move by Trump administration sharply criticised as a 'flagrant assault' on Palestinians already enduring dire situation.

US ends all funding for UN's Palestine refugee agency

Palestine

US envoy challenges Palestinians' right of return

Ambassador Nikki Haley says right of return 'absolutely" needs to be 'looked at' during pro-Israeli think-tank speech.

US envoy: Right of return for Palestinians should be reviewed

UNRWA

Trump 'moving to strip' Palestinians of refugee status

US president's move to cut UN agency aid part of scheme to deny refugee rights to Palestinians, Foreign Policy reports.

Trump moving to strip Palestinians of refugee status: report

Opinion

Trump's funding cuts to Palestinian refugees put lives at risk

UNRWA is not a political organisation and should not be used in political games.

 Zaha Hassan

by Zaha Hassan

 Zaha Hassan

United States

US envoy to UN: Arab states do not really support Palestine

Nikki Haley blames Middle Eastern countries for not doing enough to financially help the Palestinians.

US envoy to UN: Arab states do not really support Palestine

UNRWA

UN calls for UNRWA funding after US aid cuts

Head of Palestinian refugee agency says more than $250m needed to support millions of people following US aid cuts.

UN calls on member states to support UNRWA amid funding shortages

Palestine

Summit on UNRWA funding gets $100m in aid pledges

Participants in Rome meeting to help fund the Palestinian refugee agency, but combined aid pledge falls $350m short.

Summit on UNRWA funding gets $100m in aid pledges

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