Tag - unrwa

 
 

UNRWA

Palestinians gather to receive aid outside a UNRWA warehouse on March 18 as Gaza residents face crisis levels of hunger.
WORLD
Apr 18, 2024
UNRWA chief warns human-caused famine 'tightening its grip' across Gaza
The head of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees accused Israel of blocking their ability to deliver aid to Gaza, where many are starving.
Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa (right) meets with UNRWA head  Philippe Lazzarini in Tokyo on March 28.
JAPAN
Apr 2, 2024
Japan resumes funding to embattled Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA
Japan on Tuesday said it will lift its suspension of funding to the U.N. Palestinian refugee agency (UNRWA) as the relief body works to regain trust after an allegation that some of its staff were involved in the Oct. 7 attack on Israel.
According to the Integrated Food Security Classification, as many as 1.1 million residents of Gaza — roughly half the population — are at risk of catastrophic food insecurity by July, and 210,000 in the North are likely to fall into the formal definition of famine between now and May.
WORLD
Apr 1, 2024
Gazans go hungry as Hamas, Israel and clans battle for control
A recent U.N.-backed report said famine is imminent in northern Gaza where 70% of the population is on the brink of starvation.
UNRWA chief Philippe Lazzarini arrives in Egypt, near the border with the Gaza Strip, on Saturday.
JAPAN
Mar 23, 2024
Japan considers resuming UNRWA funding
Japan, along with North American and European countries, had suspended its UNRWA funding in January.
A Palestinian man transports humanitarian aid at the distribution center of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees UNRWA in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on March 3.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 10, 2024
Sweden and Canada to restart payments to U.N. agency for Palestinians
Over a dozen countries suspended payments to UNRWA after Israel claimed some of the organization's employees were involved in Hamas-led attacks.
Displaced Palestinians wait to receive United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) aid, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Thursday.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 9, 2024
UNRWA report says Israel coerced some agency employees to falsely admit Hamas links
The assertions are contained in a report by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency dated February 2024.
A Palestinian woman walks with a child at Mar Elias refugee camp in Beirut on Jan. 29.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 6, 2024
UNRWA funding cuts put Lebanon's Palestinian refugees on alert
"It's difficult to imagine that Gazans will survive this crisis without UNRWA"
Water jugs are filled at a United Nations Relief and Works Agency camp for displaced Palestinians in Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, on Nov. 22.
WORLD
Feb 4, 2024
The 8 days that roiled the U.N.’s top agency in Gaza
UNRWA is the largest aid agency on the ground in Gaza, providing shelter to more than half the population and coordinating aid from Egypt and Israel.
People distribute bags of flour to Palestinians in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on behalf of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency in November. The agency has come under fire after a few of its employees were accused of supporting terrorism.
EDITORIALS
Feb 2, 2024
Hold UNRWA accountable — but don’t harm those in need
Some 30,000 UNRWA employees serve 5 million people in Gaza, the West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria, with 13,000 of them working in Gaza alone.
A Palestinian girl sits on bags of flour distributed by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 30, 2024
In dossier, Israel accuses 190 U.N. staff of being 'hardened killers'
Over 10 countries, including major donors the United States and Germany, have halted their funding to the agency, which employs 13,000 people in Gaza.
Displaced Palestinian people sit on benches as they wait outside a clinic of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Sunday.
JAPAN
Jan 29, 2024
Japan suspends funding to U.N. Palestinian refugee agency
Several of the agency's top donors including the United States and Germany have since halted funding to UNRWA.
Flour is distributed by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency at its headquarters in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, in November.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 28, 2024
Major donors pause funding for U.N. agency as scandal widens
One of the area's largest employers, the UNRWA is a lifeline for Palestinians in Gaza, many of whom are facing starvation after 16 weeks of war.
Flour is distributed by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) at its headquarters in Khan Youni in the southern Gaza Strip on Nov. 22.
WORLD
Jan 27, 2024
U.N. fires Gaza staff over claims they joined Hamas attack
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he "is horrified by the news” that workers with the U.N. agency may have been involved in the attack.

Longform

Later this month, author Shogo Imamura will open Honmaru, a bookstore that allows other businesses to rent its shelves. It's part of a wave of ideas Japanese booksellers are trying to compete with online spaces.
The story isn't over for Japan's bookstores