Category: UNRWA

UN: 450,000 fleeing Rafah

Almost half a million Palestinians have fled Gaza, according to the United Nations, as an Israeli military incursion continues in the area.  Nearly 450,000 people have fled the Palestinian city in the southern Gaza Strip over the past week, according to UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency), the UN agency that provides relief to Palestinian refugees.  “People face constant exhaustion, hunger and fear. Nowhere…

Aid official calls for increased global pressure on Israel to work with UN

Philippe Lazzarini, the commissioner-general of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), called for increased global pressure on Israel to work with the U.N. In a Friday post on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, Lazzarini referenced a Thursday order from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to Israel to facilitate humanitarian aid getting into Gaza. The order also noted…