UNRWA: 150K Palestinians fled from Rafah amid new Israeli orders of evacuation

Sat, 11 May 2024 - 02:45 GMT

The relief organization added on X: “At least 300,000 people affected as further areas across [the] GazaStrip receive new evacuation orders today, both towards central Rafah in the south AND #Jabalia in north #Gaza.”

UNRWA denounces evacuation orders by Israel to displaced Palestinians

Tue, 07 May 2024 - 10:49 GMT

Louise Wooddridge, an official in the media department at UNRWA, who is currently in Gaza, denounced the evacuation orders issued by the Israeli occupation forces to the displaced people in the Al-Mawasi area in Rafah, Palestine.

Israel calls on residents of Rafah to evacuate “immediately”

Mon, 06 May 2024 - 09:34 GMT

The Israeli army called on residents east of Rafah Palestinian city in Gaza Strip to evacuate the area immediately and go to Al-Mawasi area in Khan Yunis, as it is considered a “safe” area.

UNRWA will not evacuate Rafah in case of Israeli invasion

Mon, 06 May 2024 - 09:12 GMT

UNRWA will not evacuate its sites in Gaza in case of an Israeli Rafah invasion, according to Cairo News.

At least 2 children died due to heat wave in Gaza Strip: UNRWA Commissioner-general

Sat, 27 Apr 2024 - 10:57 GMT

The Commissioner-General of UNRWA said that reports indicate that at least two children died due to the heat wave in the Gaza Strip.

Intl. community to bear moral obligation in case of UNRWA's absence from Gaza: Egyptian FM

Mon, 18 Mar 2024 - 01:49 GMT

Minister Shokry stressed the necessity of eliminating the obstructions set by Israel to cripple the delivery of aid to Palestinians.

Egypt’s FM to receive US Special Envoy to Sudan, UNRWA Under-Secretary-General

Sun, 17 Mar 2024 - 08:44 GMT

Also, a joint press conference between Shoukry and the UNRWA Under-Secretary-General will be held afterwards, the statement continued.

Egypt's UN permanent representative: We call on security countil to solidarity with UNRWA

Tue, 05 Mar 2024 - 01:54 GMT

Egypt's permanent representative to the United Nations, added during his speech that they call on the Security Council to show solidarity with UNRWA.

After funding suspension: Egyptian FM stresses role of UNRWA to David Cameron

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 - 04:29 GMT

The meeting tackled the situation in Gaza Strip and related tensions in the Middle East.

Cairo: Aid truck targeted by Israel belongs to UN not Egypt

Mon, 05 Feb 2024 - 09:16 GMT

On his X (formerly Twitter), Head of the Euro-Med for Human Rights Monitor Ramy Abu said that the Israeli navy has targeted a humanitarian truck to UNRWA while it was heading from the southern strip to the north of Gaza.

Egyptian FM meets with U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Humanitarian Issues

Wed, 31 Jan 2024 - 04:27 GMT

Minister Shokry raised the matter of the decision made by a number of countries to suspend funding to the UNRWA in the middle of the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

Egypt's FM says suspending funding to UNRWA "unacceptable at this sensitive time"

Tue, 30 Jan 2024 - 12:59 GMT

Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sameh Shoukry, will receive on Wednesday Ambassador David Satterfield, the US Special Envoy for Humanitarian Affairs in the Middle East, at the Ministry’s headquarters in the New Administrative Capital.

Egypt’s Sisi, UN Chief affirm importance of funding UNRWA to perform its humanitarian role

Mon, 29 Jan 2024 - 07:59 GMT

The Spokesman for the Presidency, Counselor Ahmed Fahmy, said the call reviewed the overall situation in the Middle East and the danger of expanding the cycle of the ongoing conflict. The call touched on the Egyptian, regional, and international efforts aimed at reaching a ceasefire, exchanging hostages, and delivering relief aid to the Gaza Strip in large quantities at the soonest time.

UNSC has authority to compel Israel to cease fire in Gaza: Advisor to the Palestinian President

Sat, 27 Jan 2024 - 06:08 GMT

His comments came one day after UNRWA announced the dismissal of several of its employees after the Israeli authorities provided the agency with information alleging their participation in the Hamas attack that occurred on October 7 in the israeli settlements. The UNRWA said that it launched investigations into these Israeli claims.

UNRWA head says Rafah crossing never closed from the Egyptian side during Gaza war: Al Qahera News

Sun, 14 Jan 2024 - 10:16 GMT

Philippe Lazzarini, head of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA), said that the Israeli war in Gaza is a humanitarian crime, condemning the targeting of civilians by the Israeli forces in the strip.

Egyptian FM discusses building on truce in Gaza with UNRWA chief

Thu, 23 Nov 2023 - 01:54 GMT

Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry met Thursday with UNRWA Commissioner General Philippe Lazzarini.

1.7 million people have been displaced across Gaza since 7 October, UNRWA

Mon, 20 Nov 2023 - 02:00 GMT

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees [UNRWA] said that almost 1.7 million people have been displaced across the Gaza Strip since 7 October.

After claiming 200 lives: Egypt addresses intl. community after Israeli strike of UNRWA school in Gaza

Sun, 19 Nov 2023 - 10:37 GMT

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned Saturday the "horrific" Israeli shelling of UNRWA's Fakhoura School killing and injuring civilians "which adds to the series of violations against civilians."

Egypt working to receive newborns from Gaza: FM to UNRWA chief

Fri, 17 Nov 2023 - 09:23 GMT

Egypt is taking logistical procedures to receive the newborns from Gaza as per the directives of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry told Philippe Lazzarini, Commissioner-General of the UNRWA on Thursday.

Six UNRWA workers killed in Gaza in 24 hours

Tue, 24 Oct 2023 - 11:09 GMT

“Six of (them) were killed in the past 24 hours.”