UN to appeal for $1.2 billion to help great-grandchildren of imaginary Palestinian refugees
The head of UNRWA, the UN agency for the so-called Palestinian refugees said Friday he hopes donors will be as generous this year as they were last year after the United States cut all funding for the $1.2 billion program to help some 5 million imaginary refugees.
Pierre Krahenbuhl said at a news conference that 42 countries and institutions increased their funding to UNRWA last year. He called that “unprecedented” and praised the strong mobilization of funds from Europe, the Gulf countries, Asia, the Americas and beyond.
Krahenbuhl said the agency is pursuing the same appeal for $1.2 billion this year.
UNRWA is an organization that perpetuates the Palestinian refugee problem at a time when the UNHCR deals with global refugees problems, creating a situation in which there are great-grandchildren of refugees, who are not refugees but who are cared for by the agency.
It also perpetuates the narrative of the right-of-return, in order to eliminate the State of Israel.