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Palestinians reacted angrily on Saturday to a US decision to end all funding for the UN agency that assists three million needy refugees.

The United States is ending its decades of funding for the UN agency that helps Palestinian refugees, the State Department announced on Friday.

Jordan to host UN fundraiser for Palestinian refugee agency

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Jordan to host UN fundraiser for Palestinian refugee agency

Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said the meeting, set for September 27 on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, "aims to provide financial and political support to UNRWA".

Indonesia signs economic agreement with Palestine amid rising poverty

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Indonesia signs economic agreement with Palestine amid rising poverty

Jakarta has signed an agreement with the Palestinian Authority to allow a number of products made in Palestine into Indonesia tax free.

UNRWA says to axe 250 jobs after US cuts

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UNRWA says to axe 250 jobs after US cuts

In total, 154 employees in the occupied West Bank and 113 in the Gaza Strip will be let go

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Syrian cleric condemns 'flagrant looting' after regime captured Yarmouk

A Syrian cleric has condemned government troops and allied militias for looting homes in the recently recaptured Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp.

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Palestinian activists: "Bodies on the streets" of Yarmouk

Civilians were killed in regime shelling on a Palestinian refugee camp on the edges of the capital.

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Refugees in Syria face food, medicine shortages amid shelling

Conditions inside Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp near Damascus are "rapidly deteriorating", UNWRA said on Wednesday.

Sophia Akram

Trump's UNRWA cuts hold Palestinians hostage

Comment: Ultimately, Netanyahu would like to see the UNRWA dismantled, and Palestinians denied their right of return, writes Sophia Akram.

UNRWA faces 'worst funding crisis' as Trump cuts aid

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UNRWA faces 'worst funding crisis' as Trump cuts aid

Washington froze tens and thousands of dollars to Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA, leaving it to face a crisis of funding.

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Netanyahu calls for closure of UN Palestinian refugee agency

UNRWA provides education, health and other social services to around five million Palestinian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Gaza, and the ...

Netanyahu begs UN to dismantle its Palestinian aid agency

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Netanyahu begs UN to dismantle its Palestinian aid agency

Netanyahu claimed the agency's very existence "perpetuates and does not solve the Palestinian refugee problem."

UN Gaza staffer out after allegations of Hamas ties

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UN Gaza staffer out after allegations of Hamas ties

The United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees says a Gaza staffer suspected of being elected to the Islamic militant Hamas group’s ...

Syria: 'Another Yarmouk' feared as Palestinian death toll rises

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Syria: 'Another Yarmouk' feared as Palestinian death toll rises

The UN Palestinian refugee agency fears beseiged Khan al-Sheikh camp near Damascus risks becoming "another Yarmouk" as the civilian death toll ...

Will Canada restore support for Palestinian refugees?

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Will Canada restore support for Palestinian refugees?

Canada cut funding to the United Nations' Palestine refugee agency in 2010, but local groups hope Ottawa may soon restore its support.

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Starvation and dehydration plagues Syria's Yarmouk residents

Tens of thousands of civilians in Syria’s Yarmouk camp are left with no food or water as violence continues to haunt the region.

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Syrian forces seize village near Aleppo

Backed by Russian airstrikes, Syrian regime forces captured a village near Aleppo on Saturday, enabling further advances towards encircling key ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Syria: Three new suspected typhoid cases near Yarmouk

UNRWA has identified three new suspected cases of typhoid near Yarmouk camp in Syria, the UN agency said on 23 September.

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Typhoid hits Palestinians from Syria's Yarmouk camp

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees has reported a typhoid outbreak among civilians from the besieged Yarmouk camp in the Syrian capital ...

What happens when UNRWA runs out of money?

Sophia Akram

What happens when UNRWA runs out of money?

The UN organisation responsible for over half a million children across the Middle East is on the verge of closing down, and the ramifications ...

Vijay Prashad

What happens when Israel attacks the UN?

Comment: Israel's litany of attacks on civilian and UN targets will continue to be ignored by the international community, says Vijay Prashad.

Aleppo and Deir al-Zour prepare for new battles

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Aleppo and Deir al-Zour prepare for new battles

As IS withdraws from Yarmouk, Aleppo and Deir al-Zour prepare for new battles with IS and pro-Assad forces.

Voices from Yarmouk

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Voices from Yarmouk

Around 18,000 refugees remain trapped in the Yarmouk camp in Damascus in conditions described by the UN as an 'affront to humanity'.

Conditions in besieged Yarmouk refugee camp 'beyond inhumane'

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Conditions in besieged Yarmouk refugee camp 'beyond inhumane'

Yarmouk camp in Damascus remains under attack after Islamic State group seizes area, as United Nations and Gaza civilians call for immediate ...

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