UK NGOs write to Prime Minister to restore and increase funding to UNRWA

On 30th April, Bond alongside 28 UK NGOs sent a letter to the Prime Minister calling for the UK to restore and increase funding to United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).

The letter follows the release of the Colonna report on 22 April which found that Israel is yet to provide supporting evidence of its claims that employees of the UNRWA are members of terrorist organisations. The report also highlights UNRWA as an irreplaceable and indispensable essential service provider for millions of Palestinian refugees in Gaza, West Bank, Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria.

The letter also highlights that, “The denial of funding to UNRWA will only lead to more deaths, at a time when the International Court of Justice has underscored the need to prevent the risk of genocide and fulfil the dire humanitarian needs of Palestinians.”

Notes for editors.

  • Many of Bond’s member organisations are actively working in, or have recently worked in some form in Gaza providing humanitarian assistance to civilians.
  • Bond unites and supports a diverse network of over 350 civil society organisations from across the UK, and allies to help eradicate global poverty, inequality and injustice. 
  • For further information or interviews, please get in touch with Jess Salter at [email protected] or call 07493200979.