Middle East

Jerusalem to remove UNRWA to 'end lie of Palestine refugees'

City's mayor, Nir Barkat, says cut in US aid creates 'rare opportunity' to replace UNRWA with Jerusalem municipality.

Jerusalem to remove UNRWA to 'end lie of Palestine refugees'

Middle East

UN foreign workers pulled from Gaza over security concerns

UNRWA says some foreign staff withdrawn from Gaza due to security risks amid protests over job cuts.

UN foreign workers pulled from Gaza over security concerns

UNRWA

Palestinian refugee agency seeks to fill US funding cut

Arab and EU states expected to increase donations to UNRWA, as $185m required to keep agency running until end of 2018.

Palestinian refugee agency scrambles for funds after US cut

Middle East

Palestinian refugee students strike against US cuts to UN agency

Palestinian refugee schoolchildren went on strike across the occupied West Bank, protesting US funding cuts.

Palestinian refugee students strike against US cuts to UN agency

Palestine

US funding cut is 'politicization of humanitarian aid'

EU, Ireland, Jordan and Germany pledge further support after US slashed UNRWA funding by $300m.

Donors to increase UNRWA support and funding despite US cuts

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.