Issue Brief on “The Impact of Recent UNRWA Aid Cut: A Humanitarian Challenge”


The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has long been at the forefront of providing essential humanitarian aid and services to Palestinian refugees. Recent reports of an aid cut to UNRWA raise concerns about the well-being of the vulnerable population it serves and the broader implications for regional stability and peace efforts.

UNRWA was established in 1949 to address the needs of Palestinian refugees displaced during the Arab-Israeli conflict. The Agency operates in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria, providing vital services such as education, healthcare, and social services to millions of refugees. UNRWA is committed to advancing the human development of Palestinian refugees through the achievement of the following five strategic outcomes under the Agency’s Medium-Term Strategy:[1]

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