Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — The UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, on Tuesday [18 January 2022] appealed for $1.6 billion to support its lifesaving work this year amid acute regional crises and chronic funding shortfalls.

© UNRWA 2021/Mohamed Hinnawi | A young girl takes part in UNRWA’s Keeping Kids Cool summer activities in Gaza.

UNRWA provides services and programmes, including education, health and food assistance, to more than five million Palestinians across the Middle East.

The 2022 budget proposal includes additional emergency funding to address humanitarian needs arising from crises in Gaza, the West Bank, Syria, and Lebanon.

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