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United Nations Relief And Works Agency For Palestine Refugees

EDM number 1566 in 2017-19, proposed by Richard Burden on 04/09/2018.

That this House is appalled by the decision of the US Administration to end its funding of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which amounts to a reduction of nearly a third of UNRWA's operating budget; believes that such a move takes the Middle East further away from peace and is part of an unprecedented attempt to undermine the international legal consensus on the protected status of Palestinian refugees; notes that across Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the West Bank and Gaza Strip, around six million Palestinian refugees are registered with UNRWA and reaffirms their status as such; is concerned that this funding decision will critically endanger UNRWA's ability to continue providing vital services, including health care and social services as well as education for well over 500,000 refugee children; and calls on the Government to work with international partners to fill the funding gap left by the US Administration and ensure that vital front-line services are not put at risk by this reckless unilateral withdrawal of support.

This motion has been signed by a total of 25 MPs.

Richard Burden04/09/2018Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourProposed
Catherine West04/09/2018Hornsey and Wood GreenLabourSeconded
Philippa Whitford04/09/2018Central AyrshireScottish National PartySeconded
Grahame Morris04/09/2018EasingtonLabourSeconded
Tom Brake04/09/2018Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSeconded
Nicholas Soames04/09/2018Mid SussexConservativeSeconded
Ann Clwyd04/09/2018Cynon ValleyLabourSigned
Kate Green04/09/2018Stretford and UrmstonLabourSigned
Lisa Nandy04/09/2018WiganLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas04/09/2018Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Ian Murray04/09/2018Edinburgh SouthLabourSigned
Ruth Cadbury04/09/2018Brentford and IsleworthLabourSigned
Andy Slaughter04/09/2018HammersmithLabourSigned
Karen Buck04/09/2018Westminster NorthLabourSigned
Jack Dromey04/09/2018Birmingham, ErdingtonLabourSigned
Jess Phillips04/09/2018Birmingham, YardleyLabourSigned
Alex Cunningham04/09/2018Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Wes Streeting04/09/2018Ilford NorthLabourSigned
Gordon Marsden04/09/2018Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Stephen Timms04/09/2018East HamLabourSigned
Yasmin Qureshi04/09/2018Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Alan Brown04/09/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Albert Owen04/09/2018Ynys MLabourSigned
Clive Betts04/09/2018Sheffield South EastLabourSigned
Tommy Sheppard04/09/2018Edinburgh EastScottish National PartySigned

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