Communiqué Ministerial Strategic Dialogue on UNRWA
Foreign Ministers H.E Margot Wallström of Sweden and H.E Ayman Safadi of Jordan hosted a ministerial strategic dialogue in Stockholm today to discuss sustainable ways to support the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).Read more
UNRWA and SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being
For some 70 years, UNRWA has been the main comprehensive primary health-care provider for Palestine refugees while assisting the most vulnerable to access secondary and tertiary care. With 144 health centres and some 3,300 health staff across its five fields of operation, the Agency delivers over 8.5 million primary health care consultations per year.
The so-called Great March of Return (GMR) demonstrations began one year ago on 30 March 2018 to demand the end of the Israeli blockade and the right of return for refugees. One year on, the response of the Israeli Security Forces to these demonstrations has resulted in the largest number of injured persons since the 2014 hostilities. Read the UNRWA report on the impact on Palestine refugees and UNRWA services: “Gaza’s Great March of Return”, One Year On...