The UN relief agency provides medical care, education and food for 5 million Palestinian.The aid agency has been criticized for treating the symptoms and not the root of the refugee problem.
The United States has announced it is withdrawing from the Global Compact on Migration. The non-binding UN migration pact was meant to boost international cooperation on migration issues.
Scores have been wounded as Israeli aircraft bombed military facilities in Gaza. Violent protests have broken out in Gaza and the West Bank following the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
A meeting of the United Nations Security Council has been called after US President Donald Trump’s unilateral decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The US move has sparked fears of regional unrest.
The United Nations has appealed for $22.5 billion to provide humanitarian aid to more than 90 million people next year. Armed conflicts and natural disasters have driven up the estimated aid total to a record level.
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