Last updated on: 10/22/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Biography

Position:
None Found to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Oct. 15, 2007

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Description:

“UNRWA (the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) is a relief and human development agency, providing education, healthcare, social services and emergency aid to over 4.4 million refugees living in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon and the Syrian Arab republic.”

UNRWA Homepage (accessed Oct. 15, 2007)

Mission:

“Following the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict, UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, was established by United Nations General Assembly resolution 302 (IV) of 8 December 1949 to carry out direct relief and works programmes for Palestine refugees. The Agency began operations on 1 May 1950. In the absence of a solution to the Palestine refugee problem, the General Assembly has repeatedly renewed UNRWA’s mandate, most recently extending it until 30 June 2008.”

UNRWA Homepage (accessed Oct. 15, 2007)

Other:
Subsidiary branch of the United Nations
Quoted in:
  1. Who Are the Palestinian Refugees?
  2. How Much International Aid Do the Palestinian Territories Receive?
  3. What and Where Are the Palestinian Refugee Camps?