Troubled UN Agency for Palestinians Names New Deputy Head

02 Août, 2019, 09:59 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Troubled UN Agency for Palestinians Names New Deputy Head

The People's Republic of China (PRC) signed a contribution agreement for US$ 1 million with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of the Agency's food assistance activities in Gaza.

The UN's Office of Internal Oversight Services is now conducting an investigation into these allegations.

The agency now has a $1.2 billion annual budget to support more than five million Palestinian refugees in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Gaza and the West Bank.

UNRWA spokeswoman Tamara Alrifai said Thursday that "at present we are dealing with allegations not findings". Later, he was promoted to major departments at the UN.

At the pledging conference held on June 25, UNRWA expressed its gratitude for donations, some of which exceeded $110 million, while UN Secretary General António Guterres urged the global community to "rise to the challenge and empower UNRWA to continue its important and impressive work", according to an UNRWA press release.

The ethics report, copies of which have been seen by news agencies, details "credible and corroborated" allegations covering a number of ethical issues and "sexual misconduct, nepotism, retaliation, discrimination and other abuses of authority".

UNRWA's management has denied the allegations.

Chancellor announces billions to turbo-charge no deal preparations
During the Tory leadership campaign, Mr Hammond warned the next Prime Minister not to spend his £26.6billion "fiscal headroom", adding.

Reasons Why saison 3 : Netflix dévoile une bande-annonce choc
Les principaux interprètes de la série devraient être de retour, mais il faudra attendre la saison 3 pour en être certains. Mieux, la plateforme américaine annonce la commande d'une quatrième.

Air France Orders Airbus A220s, But A380s To Go
Air France-KLM is to retire all 10 of its Airbus A380s - the world's largest airliner - from its 541-plane fleet by 2022. Five of these aircraft are owned by the company, while two are leased.

Citing information from some 25 current and past UNRWA directors and staff, the ethics report said an "inner circle" comprising Krahenbuhl, his deputy Mitchell, Chief of Staff Hakam Shahwan and senior adviser Maria Mohammedi have bypassed normal decision-making processes and sidelined field and program directors and other senior staff. Shahwan also left UNRWA in July.

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krahenbuhl said that the show of support from the UAE came "at a time of intense pressure on our agency". Both Mitchell and Langridge say they reject the accusations.

"UNRWA has removed itself from the values expected of an worldwide organization, and should not be rewarded for its internal corruption", he demanded. He added that it is likely to increase their suffering in light of the UNRWA financial crisis after the US President Donald Trump suspended the US government's $300 million contribution to the UNRWA budget in August 2018. He said commissioner-General Krahenbuhl "has been doing excellent work, but we are saying that without prejudice to the result of this investigation".

UNRWA said in response to questions that it "is probably among the most scrutinised United Nations agencies in view of the nature of the conflict and complex and politicised environment it is working in".

UNRWA was established by the United Nations in 1949 to provide relief to the 700,000 Palestinian refugees who were forcibly displaced during the 1948 Middle East war, which led to the creation of Israel.

He also highlighted the significance of the UNRWA and its role in aiding Palestinian refugees.

The report alleges that Krahenbuhl, who was appointed to lead UNRWA on March 30, 2014, started a relationship with Mohammedi late that year that "went beyond the professional", created "a toxic environment", and caused "frequent embarrassment".



RFK granddaughter dies after possible overdose at Cape Cod family compound
Hill, 22, was the daughter of Paul Hill and Courtney Kennedy Hill , the fifth of 11 children of Robert and Ethel Kennedy . She attended Boston College, where she was a member of the class of 2020, the university confirmed to The Boston Globe .

Lincoln County Gas Pipe Explosion: 1 Dead, 5 Injured
Emergency managers said the rupture involved the Texas Eastern Transmission pipeline, which is owned and operated by Enbridge. Gilliam said the initial blast could be seen several counties away as the flames reached heights of more than 300 feet.

La France interdit ses indicatifs aux centres d'appels étrangers — Démarchage téléphonique
Selon un sondage réalisé en 2016 par UFC-Que Choisir, "chaque foyer est démarché téléphoniquement quatre fois par semaine". Une mesure destinée à limiter les nuisances liées aux appels commerciaux incessants, selon une décision du régulateur.

Police investigate whether student deliberately jumped from plane
Robinson College's Dr David Woodman issued a statement saying: "Robinson College is deeply shocked by the news of Alana's death". Police said she had been in regular contact with her parents and was making her way home via the island's main airport.

Instagram influencer, 24, found murdered in suitcase
Karaglanova was reportedly dating a new, "older man" at the time of her death , which is believed to have occurred on June 22. CCTV footage captured her ex-boyfriend briefly visiting her flat in the days leading her disappearance.

Senate clears $2 TRILLION budget after Trump demands Republican senators get behind
They'll also likely have to eliminate numerous partisan policy riders they included in their original bills. The House passed the budget agreement last week , 2with a majority of Democrat votes.

Donald Trump impose de nouveaux tarifs sur 300 milliards d'importations chinoises
Une nouvelle session de discussions est programmée le mois prochain à Washington, selon l'agenda établi avant l'annonce de Trump. Il a en outre estimé que le président chinois Xi Jinping voulait bien un accord mais a jugé qu'il " n'allait pas assez vite ".

With fire in his belly, Mourinho guns for top-flight return
That is history, that is the museum. "The most hard thing for me is to say 'no" to the possibilities I had to work. Although Mourinho was determined not to rush into a decision, he admitted to being bored sitting out of the game.

Trump's proposed China tariffs have financial markets shaking
Talks had broken down in May after the United States accused the Chinese of reneging on earlier commitments. Analysts say Beijing is also closely watching the 2020 presidential race to see how it may affect U.S.

Gen. John Hyten hearing: Heather Wilson, ex-Air Force secretary, defends colleague
During the Hyten's Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday, he insisted that the alleged encounter did not occur. Committee members and Hyten avoided criticizing Spletstoser and some appeared troubled by her allegations.