UNRWA: In anticipation of a double collapse

“The infrastructural collapse of parts of UNRWA, the UN’s relief agency for Palestinian refugees, is only a matter of time” writes Jørgen Jensehaugen (Senior Researcher, Peace Research Institute Oslo, PRIO) in a recent blog.

In this PRIO blog, Jensehaugen provides an analysis of the repercussions of the looming collapse of parts of UNRWA and the impact this could have on the Palestinian Authority in its wake.

The original version of this blogpost was published as an op-ed in Norwegian for Panorama prior to the Hamas attack on Israel and the Gaza war that followed.

For more on the UNRWA funding crisis, you can also read this report “UNRWA, funding crisis and the way forward” (2022).