Marking its 60th anniversary on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, the cash-strapped UN aid agency for Palestinian refugees asked a too-often-indifferent world for more money and more pressure to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The
UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, set up in 1948 in
the wake of Israel's War of Independence, today runs schools, clinics
and social services for an estimated 4.6 million Palestinians who
remain exiled and stateless. For more on what they do, go here
Karen Abu Zayd, UNRWA's Commissioner-General: "The Palestinians make up the world's largest refugee
group, and their plight has gone on longer than any other."