Letter to prime minister recognizes UNRWA’s role in delivering aid to Gazans besieged by military attacks

A large UN aid truck is loaded with bags in front of a refugee camp.
Food aid from UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, 2020
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Published On: March 13, 2024

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, The Anglican Church of Canada, and The United Church of Canada issued a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau late last week. The letter dealt with a number of issues, but began by extending appreciation for reinstating funding to UNRWA, the United Nations agency that leads humanitarian aid distribution in the Middle East.

It further urged the Canadian government to act on the following:

  • An immediate and permanent ceasefire
  • An end to sending military aid to Israel
  • An investigation into the swarming of a food aid truck in late February
  • To act in accordance with international law

Read the full letter

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