Hamas denies it built tunnel under UN schools in Gaza

Over the years, Gaza`s Hamas rulers have built a labyrinth of tunnels, some passing under the border into Israel which they used to launch attacks during their last conflict in 2014.

Jun 10, 2017, 19:41 PM IST

120,000 Palestinian refugees flee Syria during war: UN

The Yarmouk camp is a large district in southern Damascus. It has recently become a stage of intense battles between the Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front and the Islamic State group.

May 13, 2016, 07:03 AM IST

Gaza infant mortality rises for first time in 53 years: UN

 The infant mortality rate in Gaza has risen for the first time in more than half a century, a new study by the UN aid agency for Palestinian refugees says.

Aug 09, 2015, 22:23 PM IST

UN calls for safe passage from Damascus refugee camp under Islamic State attack

The head of the UN agency responsible for Palestinian refugees called from Damascus on Sunday for safe passage for people wishing to leave the Yarmouk camp on the city fringes that Islamic State insurgents are trying to take over.

Apr 12, 2015, 19:40 PM IST

UNRWA chief heads to Syria on `urgent` Yarmuk aid mission

The head of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees is to start an "urgent mission" to Syria on Saturday to discuss aid to civilians in a camp stormed by jihadists, his organisation said.

Apr 11, 2015, 19:11 PM IST

Brazil admitted to UN's relief agency panel

 The UN General Assembly (UNGA) voted overwhelmingly to admit Brazil as a full member to the Advisory Commission of the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestine refugees in the Near East.

Dec 10, 2014, 11:38 AM IST

300,000 children back to school in Syria, Gaza: UN

As the new school year kicks off across the world, nearly 300,000 children returned Monday back to UN-run schools in Gaza and Syria.

Sep 16, 2014, 06:40 AM IST

Israel pounds Gaza amid mounting calls to rescue truce

Israeli warplanes pummelled Gaza with 50 air strikes that killed eight Palestinians Saturday as militants slammed 24 rockets into Israel amid mounting calls for a fresh ceasefire.

Aug 10, 2014, 03:37 AM IST

UNRWA chief speaks of `shocking` scenes in besieged Syria camp

The head of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees spoke Tuesday of the "shocking" conditions he had seen inside a Syrian camp which has been under siege and bombardment for months.

Feb 25, 2014, 21:59 PM IST

15 Palestinians dead from hunger in Syria camp: UNRWA

At least 15 Palestinians have died of hunger since September in a besieged refugee camp in the Syrian capital Damascus, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees said on Monday.

Dec 30, 2013, 18:23 PM IST

UN agency suspends most Syria operations

UNRWA provides help, protection and advocacy for some 475,000 refugees.

May 12, 2011, 11:35 AM IST

US to add $55 mn for UN programme for Palestinians

The United States on Friday announced it was providing an additional USD 55 million to a UN programme aiding Palestinian refugees.

Mar 13, 2010, 09:55 AM IST

US contributes $40 mn to UNRWA

The United States on Thursday announced that it is making a contribution of USD 40 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestinian refugees in the Near East.

Feb 05, 2010, 09:13 AM IST

India announces to contribute $ 1 mn to UNRWA

India on Monday announced its decision
to contribute one million dollars to the United Nations Relief
and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestine Refugees in the Near

Oct 12, 2009, 23:09 PM IST