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After US cuts to Palestinian refugees, UN launches a $277M appeal

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Reportage. The United Nations mandate to support displaced Palestinians continues, but their funding has been drastically reduced under the Trump administration. ‘As long as there is no solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, there will be millions of people who will need our help.’

written by Sonia Grieco

Topic Refugees


February 21, 2019

They need $277 million (€242 million) to meet the needs of the Palestinians in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon. This is the figure that UNRWA hopes to raise with its Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal, an initiative it launched in early February from Beirut.

The appeal is part of the larger 2019 fundraising drive by the UN agency, aiming to raise the sum of $1.2 billion. For the past 70 years, the UNRWA has been providing services and humanitarian aid to Palestinian refugees in the Middle East, helping a total of 5.4 million people.

In Syria, the living conditions of the Palestinians, just like those of the Syrians, have undergone dramatic changes over........

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