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Typhoid Strikes Palestinian Refugees In Embattled Syrian Camp

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 08.19.2015 | World

The United Nations has confirmed a typhoid outbreak in Yarmouk, Syria's embattled Palestinian refugee camp. It's the latest hardship for a community ...

Syria Must Let Food Reach Yarmouk Victims

William Lambers | Posted 08.15.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

We, the international community, must speak out for the people left starving by Syria's civil war. All across Syria, civilians are routinely being blocked from receiving the food needed to survive. The world cannot turn its back on these innocent war victims.

Ten Ways Israel Is Treated Differently

David Harris | Posted 06.14.2015 | World
David Harris

The old advertisement proclaimed that you don't have to be Jewish to love Levy's Jewish rye bread. Well, surely, you don't have to be a pro-Israel activist to be troubled by the grotesquely unjust treatment of Israel. All it takes is a capacity for moral outrage that things like this are happening today.

Promoting Human Rights in the World's Most Unstable Region

Caroline Pontefract | Posted 02.08.2015 | Education
Caroline Pontefract

Human Rights Day has a unique significance for over half a million children educated daily in hundreds of United Nations schools across the Middle East.

Bare-Handed Miracles (Pt 1 of 3)

Steve Robertson | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
Steve Robertson

At the age of 8 I was given a vision. At the time, the message came across in a time-stood-still-moment, an inner knowing. Though it seemed the mission was special, I suspect that all of us, at one time or another, are similarly awakened to know why we are here and what our unique life purpose is.

The Palestinian Refugees: Ending Their Lingering Plight

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 12.16.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

It is nothing short of a travesty to allow another generation of Palestinians to grow up in a state of limbo, only so their corrupt leaders can ride on their backs and cry wolf about their plight while shamelessly enjoying the good life.

Tirelessly Reporting the Human Side of the War

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 10.27.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

Fire-starters, willing to risk their lives to witness the almost unbelievable reality of injustice, violence, undemocratic actions and hatred towards human lives, photojournalists are the public enemies of the most extremists groups.

Gaza: Some Secrets Few Will Say Aloud

Gary M. Burge | Posted 10.26.2014 | World
Gary M. Burge

How did Gaza become what it is? And what is it like to live there? The news media hasn't the patience to explain this and if they did, it might surprise their audiences.

Gaza's 50 Day War: The Dead All Have Names

Alexandra Halaby | Posted 10.26.2014 | World
Alexandra Halaby

Read these names and know that their lives will have mattered only if all of us do our part to speak to one another in dialogue and not with weapons.

UN Envoy: Israel May Be Required To Take Responsibility For Displaced In Gaza

Reuters | Posted 09.30.2014 | World

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, July 31 (Reuters) - Israel will be required under international law to take responsibility for...

'The Present Is Tragic But The Future Is Unthinkable' In Gaza

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.31.2014 | World

More than 240,000 Palestinians in Gaza have been displaced from their homes by fighting between Israel and militant groups, the United Nations said on...

UN Official Breaks Down On Air After School Bombing

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.31.2014 | World

After a United Nations-run school sheltering more than 3,000 Palestinians was shelled early Wednesday, UN official Chris Gunness could not contain his...

It Is Time for More Schools in Gaza

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

Shelter. Safety. Security. According to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) data on internally displaced person...

Sophia Jones

120 9th Graders Leave Besieged Palestinian Refugee Camp In Syria To Take Exams | Sophia Jones | Posted 05.19.2014 | World

CAIRO -- Over 100 Palestinian 9th graders were able to leave a besieged refugee camp in the Syrian capital on Sunday to do the seemingly impossible: t...

Don't Forget Gaza

Robert Turner | Posted 05.14.2014 | Impact
Robert Turner

It is impossible not to be touched by the apocalyptic scenes emerging from the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in Damascus. But the cameras, and the donors, seem to have moved on.

Joshua Hersh

UN Confirms First Delivery Of Aid To Starving Palestinians In Syria | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

NEW YORK -- The United Nations has confirmed that a batch of desperately needed food aid has finally reached some of the thousands of Palestinians ref...

Don't Forget about the Successes of the UNRWA (The UN Agency for Palestine Refugees)

Batoul Abuharb | Posted 01.13.2013 | Impact
Batoul Abuharb

UNRWA has experienced tremendous success in improving maternal health and reducing child mortality. They have enabled mothers to take ownership of their health. Their children also have access to regular medical care. But, this doesn't mean that the story ends here.

UNRWA: Beyond the Myths

Chris Gunness | Posted 10.30.2011 | World
Chris Gunness

As debate intensifies over the anticipated Palestinian bid for statehood at the UN in September, many column inches have been devoted to attacking the UNRWA, the Agency mandated by the General Assembly to offer education, health, relief and social services to Palestinian refugees.

The Palestinian Refugees: Is the UN a Solution or a Part of the Problem?

Haggai Carmon | Posted 10.22.2011 | World
Haggai Carmon

Come September, the UN General Assembly will consider the Palestinian Authority's request to be admitted as a member. Historically, the UN has played a major role in the Palestinian refugees' problem; it could now bring to its resolution.

Terror Attacks on Israel and UNRWA's Education System

Anav Silverman | Posted 10.18.2011 | World
Anav Silverman

Until UNRWA's mandate is adjusted to conform to that of UNHCR's 'durable solutions,' Palestinian children under the agency's care will continue to be educated in a culture that promotes despair and hate in a system that works against their future.

Letter From a Naive Peace Activist to an Israeli Naval Officer

Robert Naiman | Posted 08.22.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

As a passenger on the upcoming U.S. boat to Gaza, I read with keen interest the New York Times' account last week of Israeli military preparations to confront the Gaza Freedom Flotilla.

UNRWA Shames Andrew Whitley

Ben S. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben S. Cohen

Recently, I wrote about the case of Andrew Whitley, who is the New York Director of UNWRA, the UN agency tasked with aiding Palestinian refugees. Whit...

The Palestinians and Israel: Just Say No

Ben S. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben S. Cohen

I wonder how many of those commentators who diligently monitor the "muzzling" activities of the "Israel Lobby" will note the story of a UN official wh...

Why I Oppose the New York Park51 Initiative

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Firas Al-Atraqchi

Would all those funds and energies not be of better benefit elsewhere? Is the building of an Islamic center in New York a priority for the Muslim ummah (community)?


Ami Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ami Horowitz

While currently being investigated by Congress for its ties to, and support of, terrorism, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency recently asked the world for an additional $100 million in funding.