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#Gaza – Disastrous blockade means more than one million people in Gaza may not have enough food by June

#Gaza – Disastrous blockade means more than one million people in Gaza may not have enough food by June

| May 13, 2019

Palestine refugee children near an UNRWA emergency food assistance distribution centre. © 2013 UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan UNRWA, the United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and mandated to provide assistance and protection to some 5.4 million Palestine refugees, is struggling to continue providing food to more than 1 million Palestine […]

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#Palestine – ‘The EU is a serious player, it could reactivate The Quartet’ says Mansour

#Palestine – ‘The EU is a serious player, it could reactivate The Quartet’ says Mansour

| March 7, 2019

The United Nations Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People visited Brussels on 6 March to meet with European Union officials and parliamentarians. Delegates described the meetings as “very productive”, writes Catherine Feore. The visit aimed to reinvigorate regional and national action in Europe and breathe new life into the […]

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#Unrwa – MEPs debate US decision to cut funding for UN agency for Palestinian refugees

#Unrwa – MEPs debate US decision to cut funding for UN agency for Palestinian refugees

| October 8, 2018

The US decision to cut funding for Unrwa was debated by MEPs on 2 October. Photo by EU-ECHO on Flickr CC/BY/NC/ND  The recent US decision to end all funding for Unrwa, the UN’s agency for Palestinian refugees, was widely condemned in a debate in Parliament last week. Describing it as “irredeemably flawed”, the United States […]

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S&D president calls for avoiding further loss of life in #Gaza

S&D president calls for avoiding further loss of life in #Gaza

| May 16, 2018

The S&D Group calls for an immediate end to violence and condemns the loss of Palestinian lives in the Gaza Strip. About 60 Palestinians were killed and more than two thousands injured amid clashes with Israeli forces on the Gaza border on 14 May. S&D Group President Udo Bullmann said: “This marks another tragic chapter […]

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EU launches international coalition to supply 2 million people with safe drinking water in #Gaza

EU launches international coalition to supply 2 million people with safe drinking water in #Gaza

| March 21, 2018

On 20 March, the EU hosted in Brussels the Donors’ Conference for the Gaza Desalination Central Station Project and associated work. The conference, co-chaired by the EU and the Palestinian Authority, mobilized €456 million in financial support for the largest infrastructure project in the Gaza Strip. The objective of the project is to provide a […]

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EU supports activities of United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in Near East (#UNRWA) with €82 million

EU supports activities of United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in Near East (#UNRWA) with €82 million

| March 19, 2018

The European Union has made available €82 million for the 2018 operating budget of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). This funding will provide access to education for 500,000 children, primary health care for more than 3.5 million patients and assistance to over 250,000 vulnerable refugees. […]

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European Union and United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (#UNRWA) reaffirm strong commitment to serving Palestine refugees

European Union and United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (#UNRWA) reaffirm strong commitment to serving Palestine refugees

| February 28, 2018

The European Union and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) are holding a Strategic Dialogue on the way forward for their partnership. The discussion takes place in light of the current financial crisis facing UNRWA and the need to broaden its donor base and continue reforming […]

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