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UNRWA’s Resiliency for Security & Human Development for Palestinian Refugees 

September 18, 2018

Prior to joining UNRWA, Elizabeth was the Senior humanitarian policy advisor in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs in the Department of State. Her role included working on refugee and humanitarian issues in the United Nations system. Campbell & members of UNRWA have done a great amount of work on aiding, educating, and bettering the lives of Syrian and Palestinian refugees.
In late August 20, the State Department announced that the United States will no longer contribute to the United Nations relief agency for Palestinian refugees, amid widespread Palestinian outrage charging that the decision violates international law and will aggravate an already dire humanitarian situation, particularly in Gaza. Among the Trump administration’s many complaints about the agency — to which the United States contributed about one third of a $1.1 billion 2017 budget — is the way the United Nations calculates the number of Palestinians officially recognized as refugees. It would like to change the number from the more than 5 million who are counted today to the few hundred thousand alive when the agency was created seven decades ago, according to U.S. officials.Check out the discussion here.

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