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  1. News - World - GAZA

    Hamas urges UN to resume Gaza food aid

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 09:11pm by AFP

    ... a UN depot. The UN Relief and Works Agency, or UNRWA, stopped food deliveries after dozens of Gazans forced their way into the field office on Thursday, demanding reinstatement of a monthly ... “Demonstrations during the past week had already forced UNRWA to close many of its facilities,” said the UN Palestinian refugee agency. “With the situation further compounded by today’s actions, all ...

  2. Is the UN up to the task of peacemaker?

    Posted Aug 15th 2006, 12:00am by Hagai Segal

    ... and Works Agency for Palestine, the agency responsible since 1949 for humanitarian assistance to Palestinian refugees. Arab states have also viewed the UN with suspicion and doubt, angry at its ... Hagai Segal If the UN Security Council resolution for a ceasefire in Lebanon is to work, much will depend on the effectiveness of the UN force entrusted with implementing it. But previous ...

  3. News - World

    Starving Palestinians in refugee camp in civil-war-hit Syria forced to eat cats

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 10:44pm by NYT

    ... of humanitarian assistance in months reached the camp on Saturday, under an accord between the rival Palestinian factions, but it was unclear if it was a one-time deal. UN Relief and Works Agency ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Aid and release of prisoners on the table at Syria peace talks in Geneva

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:40am by Reuters

    ... sides who often try to block deliveries. The UN Relief and Works Agency complained about problems in delivering food and other aid to Yarmouk, a district of Damascus that is home to impoverished ... with the two sides, although it was not immediately clear why. Underlining the immense difficulty of implementing even local agreements on the ground, a UN agency trying to deliver aid to a besieged ...

  5. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Lebanon opens fire on Syrian helicopters after airspace is violated

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 01:53am by AP

    ... The UN's Relief and Works Agency, which supports Palestinian refugees, had until recently shipped food into the area, but has not been able to do so since September, said UNRW official Chris ... that have killed dozens this year. Also yesterday, a UN official said at least 15 people have died of hunger-related illnesses in a besieged area of Damascus over the past four months. Lebanese ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - REFUGEES

    Palestinian girl studies in Hong Kong after family flees war in Syria

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 06:28am by Lana Lam

    ... tragic story," said Christopher Gunness of the UN Relief and Works Agency. Yarmouk, on the outskirts of the capital, Damascus, is home to a large portion of the half a million Palestinians ... progressed, houses replaced tents and it became a district of the capital. In 1960, Neveen's father was born and he went on to study medicine in Cuba. He returned to Syria to work as a doctor ...

  7. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel admits mortar hit Gaza school’s courtyard, but claims it was empty at the time

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 10:24pm by AP

    ... Israel. The UN aid agency that operates the schools called for an investigation. "It is important in a case like this where a UN school in which hundreds of people took refuge is hit in this way, that there should be full transparency and accountability," Chris Gunness, a spokesman for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, said. Gunness said that when the UN agency ...

  8. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    At least 97 Palestinians killed in Israeli offensive as thousands flee Gaza homes

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 02:48pm by AFP

    ... wasn't a fighter, he was a fighter for humanity," wailed one relative as the family buried him. "He was an ambulance worker. Did he deserve to die?" So far, the UN's Relief and Works Agency has opened 61 of its schools to shelter those fleeing the most heavily bombarded areas, with more than 81,000 people taking refuge in them. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ...

  9. HK charities seek funds to assist relief efforts

    Posted Feb 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... donated HK$500,000 for disaster relief, while the Hong Kong office of the UN children's agency, Unicef, has provided HK$2 million for relief work. Mr Tang thanked mainland authorities ... Hong Kong charities were quick to respond yesterday to an invitation from the government to tap its Disaster Relief Fund to provide swift aid to victims of the snowstorms. Acting chief ...

  10. News - World

    UN's nuclear watchdog chief Yukiya Amano to visit Tehran for talks

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 01:25am by REUTERS. AP

    ... suspicions as based on false and fabricated information from its enemies but has promised, since pragmatist Hassan Rowhani became president in mid-2013, to work with the UN agency to clear them up. ... Agencies in Vienna and Tehran Nuclear watchdog is concerned at Iran's lack of transparency ahead of key deadline IAEA chief heads to Tehran for talks UN nuclear watchdog chief Yukiya ...




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