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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

UN agency suspends most Syria operations

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

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.

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.

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