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History of UNRWA and Its Refugees

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/history_of_unrwa_and_its_refugees_20060317

The U.N. General Assembly established the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in 1949 as a temporary agency focused on relief work for the Palestinians. It began operating in 1950. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians became refugees in the war that began when the Palestinians and their Arab allies attacked the fledgling Jewish state the day after its formation in 1948.

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