Gaza human rights film on tour in United States

27 April 2011

27 April 2011

Something to Prove, an UNRWA documentary following the journey of two groups of teenagers as they travel from Gaza to the United States, is being shown in 25 cities throughout the US in April and May.

The film is being shown as part of the 2011 Palestine Film Festival, organized by the American Association for Palestinian Equal Rights (AAPER), based in Washington DC.

View the schedule on the AAPER website (click on a city to find screening dates)

Background Information

UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions, and financial support has not kept pace with an increased demand for services caused by growing numbers of registered refugees and deepening poverty. As a result, the UNRWA General Fund, which supports core essential services and most staffing costs, operates with a large deficit. UNRWA emergency programmes and key projects, also operating with large deficits, are funded through separate funding portals. 

UNRWA is a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and mandated to provide assistance and protection to some 5 million registered Palestine refugees. Its mission is to help Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank and the Gaza Strip achieve their full human development potential, pending a just solution to their plight. UNRWA services encompass education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, and microfinance.

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