Swiss humanitarian relief expert Philippe Lazzarini replaces another Swiss national, Pierre Krahenbuhl, who was forced to resign in November 2019 amid accusations of mismanagement.
Israeli forces used rubber bullets and tear gas canisters to break up the marches as protesters take to streets against Trump's so-called "deal of the century."
Swiss diplomat Pierre Krahenbuhl, who headed the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, is facing allegations of management misconduct.
Rival Palestinian factions are meeting in attempt to facilitate long-overdue elections in Palestinian territories, but ordinary Palestinians view it with scepticism.
Several Gulf states have violated every negotiating tactic in their dealings with Israel and are giving away the keys to a kingdom that isn't theirs to give.
Addressing the UN Security Council, US adviser Jason Greenblatt said UNRWA was a "bandaid" and that it was time to hand over services assured by the UN agency to countries hosting the Palestinian refugees and NGOs.
As they commemorate the Nakba, or 'catastrophe', Palestinians see the UNRWA as a vital ingredient in the struggle for freedom, justice and equality.
Malaysia has been stripped of holding a sporting event because it would not allow Israel to participate in the competition. Is the decision fair - and is Israel held to the same standard?
A tally by Israeli human rights group B'Tselem says 254 Palestinians were killed in Gaza and 34 others in the West Bank, and most had been "unarmed [at the time of their death] and posed no danger to anyone."
The Lebanese government and the UNRWA say the boy's time was up, while his family accuses both the authorities of ignoring the ailing child because of his identity.
Of those affected by the budget shortages, 27,000 Palestinians in the occupied West Bank will lose food service, and another 166,000 in the West Bank and Gaza Strip will receive reduced services.
Yarmouk refugee camp in southern Damascus, a once-busy district, is now a ghost town heaped with rubble and mangled steel rods. Here’s how Palestinian refugees are living through Syria’s war.
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