The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) is suffering a severe financial crisis that has apparently forced it to cut costs, worrying Palestinian refugees in the Gaza Strip who depend to a large extent on the agency's assistance.
Fighting poverty is at the core of the Millennium Development Goals and generous funding from the European Union has allowed UNRWA to maintain urgently-needed services for the 540,000 Palestine refugees registered in Syria, including some 60,000 who have fled to neighbouring countries.
The infant mortality rate in the Gaza Strip has increased since 2013 to 22.3 per 1,000 births, while the number of those who died within four weeks of birth increased from 12 per 1,000 births in 2008 to 20.3 in 2013, a new study by UNRWA has shown.
Hundreds of employees with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) have held a rally in the Gaza Strip against a decision by the UN body to cut its services in the besieged territory.
High Representative/Vice-President of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, EU Commissioner for Neighborhood policy and Enlargement negotiations, Johannes Hahn, and Commissioner for Humanitarian aid and crisis management, Christos Stylianides, have issued a joint statement Thursday on EU support to UNRWA.
On Friday, The United Nations announced that this week alone the Israeli authorities demolished at least 63 houses and destroyed infrastructure in the occupied West Bank. This resulted in the displacement of 132 Palestinians-including 82 children. This is the highest record in three years.
On 23 November 2019, EuroPal Forum and Middle East Monitor co-hosted a conference at the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury in London on the relations between Europe and Palestine. A first of its kind, the conference brought together individuals at the forefront of discourse on Palestine in
As the European Court of Justice (ECJ) rules that European Union countries must identify products made in Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, MEMO and EuroPal Forum are hosting a conference to discuss the EU’s position on major issues related to the occupat