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Immigration & Refugees, International

Canada provides $62.5M to support Palestinian refugees

Canada will contribute up to $50 million over two years to the beleaguered UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees after the United States cut its aid, International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau announced Friday. Ottawa will also provide up to $12.5 »

International, Politics, Society

UN relief agency pulls staff from Gaza amid increasing Palestinian protests

The UN agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) has moved nine international staff out of the Gaza Strip following mounting protests by employees over layoffs and cutbacks. Funding cuts caused staff cuts UNRWA has fired 113 Gaza employees and turned hundreds »

International, Society

Restore relief for Palestinians, urges UN official

On a visit to Ottawa, a top UN official urged Canada to restore funding for the UN agency that provides relief to Palestinian refugees, report the Globe and Mail newspaper. In 2010, Canada’s Conservative government cut all of the $30 »