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The UNRWA and the Instrumentalization of Humanitarian Aid

23 May 2013

Michael Spaney (left) and Jörg Rensmann (right)

Michael Spaney (left) and Jörg Rensmann (right)
© Michael Spaney / Jörg Rensmann


23 May 2013, 7 pm


Old Building, ground level, Auditorium


5 euros, reduced rate 3 euros


Tel.: +49 (0)30 880 28 265


Gesa Struve
Tel: +49 (0)30 259 93 517
Fax: +49 (0)30 259 93 330

The UNRWA tends to the needs of the estimated 4.8 million Palestinian refugees. According to a study by former employee James Lindsay, however, millions go in aid to people who do not need these services. So who does the UNRWA consider to be in need of assistance and who is defined as a refugee? And how can the UNRWA prevent terrorists benefitting from its services? Michael Spaney and Jörg Rensmann explore at which point the authority becomes a political actor - and thus a part of the problem.

An event organized by the Jewish Adult Education Center of the Jewish Community Berlin.

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