Last week, the Trudeau government announced $25 million in aid to the UN organization for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA.) UNRWA’s role is to provide education, health care, and other services to the 5 million Palestinian refugees living in Gaza, the West Bank, Lebanon, Jordan and other countries. Canada rejoins the US and Europe in donating to UNRWA four years after Harper cut stopped it.
Action to thank the government is needed: B’nai Brith has launched a petition to oppose the funding – so please consider the following:
- Take 30 seconds to send an email of thanks to International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau. Your own MP will be copied.
- Call the Minister to thank her for this move to aid Palestinian refugees.
- Donate to support CJPME’s broader work for justice in Israel-Palestine and the rest of the Middle East.