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THE ROLE OF UNRWA AND ITS REFUGEES

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Submitted by JACQUES HADIDA (United States), Jul 10, 2012 at 13:20

Why is it that someone would rather be considered a refugee than a plain citizen of a country?

This question applies to a person as well as an organization encouraging such a status.

If a person, is it to get the money needed to survive? If an organization, is it to maintain its raison d'etre and by the same token get money to operate?

UNRWA HAS EXISTED FOR MANY YEARS AND I WONDER IF IT HAS ACHIEVED THE GOAL IT WAS TO ACHIEVE

Also, why is it that every time we talk about UNRWA, it is the Palestinian refugee issue that comes up, what is wrong with all other world refugees?

GOOD DAY

JACQUES HADIDA

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