Pierre Krahenbuhl, who resigned as commissioner-general of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency on Wednesday. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

Accusations of mismanagement have precipitated the resignation of the head of the UN agency caring for 5.5 million Palestinian refugees, undermining i(...)

Palestinian men pile bags of flour outside an aid distribution centre run by Unrwa in the central Gaza Strip refugee camp of Bureij, on Wednesday. Photograph: Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images

Unrwa’s very existence is challenged by scandal at the top as the agency scrambles for international funding to distribute emergency cash and food bas(...)

A Palestinian man rides a vehicle in front of an Unrwa building in  Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip,  on Tuesday. (Photograph: Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images

Senior figures at the UN agency for Palestinian refugees have been accused of serious ethical abuses, including nepotism, according to an internal re(...)

A Palestinian loads a cart with aid food provided by the UN’s World Food Programme and its agency for Palestinian refugees, Unrwa, in the Gaza Strip’s al-Shati refugee camp. Photograph: Mohammed Abed

The US has called for the dismantling of the UN agency caring for more than five million Palestinian refugees. Trump administration envoy Jason Gree(...)

President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian National Authority addresses the 73rd United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York. Photograph: Chang W Lee/The New York Times

The opening of the UN general assembly in New York provided a platform for Arab critics of Trump administration policies toward the regional peace pro(...)

A Palestinian Unrwa  employee at a protest against job cuts at its headquarters in Gaza City, July 25th, 2018. Photograph: Mohammed Salem

Palestinians in Gaza are expected to step up protests on Friday against service and job cuts by Unrwa, the UN agency providing for five million Palest(...)

US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley (centre). Photograph: Reuters

The UN agency that helps the 5.4 million Palestinians classified as refugees could start running out of money next month because of a $250 million (€2(...)

Palestinian women hold signs in Arabic reading “Refugees are the origin of the cause and the beginning of the tale”, during a demonstration outside the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (Unrwa) offices in Gaza City on Thursday. Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images

The United Nations agency that helps Palestinian refugees said on Thursday it had received new cash pledges to enable it to keep working for a few mor(...)

 Palestinian women   at a   UN Relief and Works Agency (Unrwa)-run clinic in  Gaza: The agency   provides support for 5,266,603 registered refugees. Photograph:  Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty

The Trump administration’s decision on Tuesday to slash its funding to the UN agency serving Palestinian refugees could have wide economic, social and(...)

Residents queueing for humanitarian aid at the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk, Damascus, in March. Photograph: Reuters

Palestinians displaced from Syria’s largest UN camp, in the flashpoint Yarmouk district south of Damascus, face an outbreak of typhoid that could spre(...)

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