Saahir Lone

last updated 3/18/2018

Saahir Lone

Deputy Director Executive Office at UNRWA INC

Location:
1901 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Suite 804, Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
Company:
UNRWA INC
HQ Phone:
(202) 223-3767

General Information

Experience

Deputy Director of UNRWAâs Executive - OCHA oPt

U. N. Correspondent Tala Dowlatshahi Interviews UNRWA Representative - Radio News

Education

Creighton University

Affiliations

Senior Liaison Officer - United Nations

Senior Liaison Officer - UN Capital Development Fund

Senior Liaison Officer - Works Agency for Palestine Refugees

Recent News  

OCHA oPt. UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Saahir Lone
Deputy Director of UNRWA's Executive S.LONE@unrwa.org Browse Sub-Clusters / Reports

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Saahir Lone Sr., UNRWA liaison officer, said the agency neither promotes the right of return nor carries out refugees' wishes.
The agency supports Palestinians' temporary status until they reach an accord with Israel. "We're there to make sure they're not hungry and that their human development needs are taken care of," he said.One major difference between the two refugee agencies is the employee structure. UNRWA hires almost all of its 25,000 employees from the Palestinian refugee population. UNHCR has 6,000 employees to serve roughly 19 million refugees worldwide, in such places as Sudan, Afghanistan, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Most work is performed through contracts with third parties. Without requiring background checks, UNRWA relies on the refugee employees to truthfully sign off on the agency's rules and regulations that prohibit terrorist affiliations, Lone said. "UNRWA's been able to demonstrate its ability to be effective and cost efficient," Lone said. Lone said he didn't think refugees would agree to permanent residency in Gaza and the West Bank.

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OCHA oPt. UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Saahir Lone
Deputy Director of UNRWA's Executive S.LONE@unrwa.org

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