About: Pierre Krähenbühl

An unsustainable refugee crisis

Few issues polarise public opinion more than the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Whether it's Europe, or the United States, the problem is the same. One of the main reasons why is the ongoing crisis of what to do with the descendants of the 700,000 plus refugees, created by the first Arab-Israeli war, in 1948. Spread around the world, their numbers today exceed 5 million.
Development Policy 10-06-2014

UN faces ‘most extreme’ pressure ever on Palestinian aid

EXCLUSIVE / A perfect storm of funding shortages, water crises and regional blowback from Syria has put the UN's humanitarian aid to Palestinian refugees under the most extreme pressure it has ever faced, says the new commissioner-general of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the near east (UNRWA).

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