Week 25: Palestinian Refugees Online Gathering

Week 25: Palestinian Refugees Online Gathering

On June 22 we addressed the ongoing Palestinian refugee crisis. Our guests were Nader Abu-Amsha and Lubnah Shomali of Badil Resource Center.

More about our guest:

You can find BADIL on their website athttp://www.badil.org/en/ and follow them on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BADILCenter/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/Badil_Center), and Vimeo (https://vimeo.com/badilresourcecenter).

Activism Time

Activism Time slides available as PDF here.

Additional Action:

Use what you’ve learned today to push back against conditional funding contracts with the EU and its member states. 

The EU has a form you can use to contact them. The link will also be shared with you. 

Consider mentioning BADIL and their position paper in your messages. 

You can contact the EU here: https://europa.eu/european-union/contact/write-to-us_en

The BADIL position paper on Conditional Funding is found here: https://www.badil.org/en/publication/press-releases/92-2020/5068-pr-en-070520-16.html

Full Kumi Action at:

Find the address to your country’s permanent mission at the United Nations and send a physical copy of the U.N. General Assembly Resolution 194, which calls for the Right of Return and compensation for Palestinian refugees. You can also send a digital copy to their email address. Write to the mission asking them why the U.N. continues to fail the Palestinian refugees and ask the mission to take stronger measures to support them and their return in accordance with international law.

Resolution 194 is found at https://unispal.un.org/DPA/DPR/unispal.nsf/0/C758572B78D1CD0085256BCF0077E51A.
You can find your country’s permanent mission’s mailing address here: https://www.un.org/dgacm/sites/www.un.org.dgacm/files/Documents_Protocol/labels.pdf
While their emails, phone numbers, and fax numbers can be found in this Excel spreadsheet: https://www.un.org/dgacm/sites/www.un.org.dgacm/files/Documents_Protocol/plstmpemailsallwphone.xlsx

Share the message you sent on social media, tagging your country’s U.N. mission if possible. Include a link to this page of the Kumi Now website along with the hashtags #OngoingNakba, #KumiNow, and #Kumi25.

From the Presentation/Chat

Coming after the session.