The Palestinian Return Centre to hold a workshop at World Humanitarian Summit

The Palestinian Return Centre to hold a workshop at World Humanitarian Summit

London, 04/05/2016 - The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) is due to hold a side event onboard of the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), set to take place in Istanbul on 23-24 May 2016, is a global call to action by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.


The side event of PRC aims at highlighting on the humanitarian conditions of Palestinian refugees. The event titled " Palestinian Refugees: Humanitarian conditions and political solutions" will be focusing on the financial crisis of UNRWA and provide future solutions. Speakers are expected to provide a guideline to the international community on possible political solutions in addition to remind the conflict parties of their obligations to abide by the international law.

Meanwhile, World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) will be held at the highest political level possible, including Heads of States or Government. The Summit will include approximately 5,000 participants representing global leaders from government, business, aid organizations, civil society, affected communities and youth, among others.

PRC's side event will include the following speakers:

Baroness Jenny Tonge  (Chair)

Members of UK House of Lords

Topic: Financial crisis of UNRWA, future solutions and the role of the UN.

Majed Al Zeer,

Chairman of the Palestinian Return Centre (PRC)

Topic: Palestinian Refugees and the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the camps.

Mr. Ali Hweidi

Middle East Regional Representative of the Palestinian Return Centre

Topic:  the Ongoing suffering of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon and suggested solutions.

Amani Asnwar

A Palestinian Human Rights Researcher  & Campaigner

Topic: Humanitarian conditions of Palestinian refugees camps: Poverty as a case study

 Yasin Aktay

AK Parti Siirt MV, Yıldırım Beyazıt Ün., Sosyoloji Böl.

Senior Turkish politician and vice president of AK ruling party in Turkey

Topic: The role of International community in providing a long lasting solution to the problem of Palestinian refugees.


According to the WHS its main goals:

*To re-inspire and reinvigorate a commitment to humanity and to the universality of humanitarian principles.

*To initiate a set of concrete actions and commitments aimed at enabling countries and communities to better prepare for and respond to crises, and be resilient to shocks.

*To share best practices which can help save lives around the world, put affected people at the center of humanitarian action, and alleviate suffering


The Palestinian Return Centre's participation at the WHS is part of the centre's involvement with the United Nations activities as being an ECOSOC accredited NGO. 


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