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January 23, 2010

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Please take action: Canada cuts UNRWA aid for Palestinian refugees

Last week, the Harper government quietly announced that after decades of support, Canada was ceasing aid to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA.) Founded in 1949, UNRWA is the primary organ to provide aid to Palestinian refugees scattered around the world. Canada has traditionally provided a key 4 percent of UNRWA’s overall budget. The Harper government’s decision represents a cruel break from Canada’s traditionally supportive and humane position vis-à-vis the Palestinian refugees.

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