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Rise Up for Refugees: A Benefit for UNRWA (not hosted by GlobalPDX)
December 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Palestine Refugees Need Your Help!
The lives, rights, dignity, and future of over 5 million children, women, and men are at risk after the abrupt withdrawal of US funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). Since 1950, UNRWA has provided this vulnerable community with quality education, healthcare, protection, employment, and essential services, pending a just and lasting solution for their plight. Now, this vital relief and development agency faces the greatest challenge in its proud history.
Join United Nations Association of Portland for an educational benefit dinner to raise awareness and support for UNRWA and the refugees it serves. An UNRWA USA representative will update us on this humanitarian crisis and Palestinians who have received UNRWA support will share their stories.