On 21 June, on the occasion of World Refugee Day, the European Commission Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO), the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and the United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe (UNRIC), with the support of the International Press Centre (IPC), held a panel discussion entitled “RE-REFUGEES? Palestine Refugees, Living under the Daily Threat of Dispossession and Displacement”.
We took this opportunity to ask Mark Brailsford, UNRWA’s Senior Protection Coordinator, about the Organisation’s work and challenges. In a short video interview he noted that “the fact that 62 years after UNRWA was created, the fact that we still exist, indicates that there has been a failure in political process to find a just and durable solution for the Palestinian people”.
He said that they came to Brussels with a delegation of Palestine refugees from the West Bank and their protection officer from Gaza to draw attention to the situation of Palestine refugees, to tell their stories and call for action.
Interview with Mark Brailsford
For an article about the panel discussion please click here.