This book examines the leading role of the Quaker American Friends Service Committee in the United Nations relief program for Palestine Arab refugees in 1948-1950 in the Gaza Strip. Using archival data, oral histories, and biographical accounts, it provides a detailed look at internal decision-making in an early non-governmental organization.
Author Asaf Romirowsky: Asaf Romirowsky is a Middle East historian. Author Alexander H. Joffe: Alexander H. Joffe is an archaeologist and historian.
Introduction: The Palestine Arab Refugee Problem and the International 1. Studying the Palestine Arab Refugee Problem 2. The Quakers and the American Friends Service Committee 3. The AFSC in the Middle East 4. AFSC in the Field: December 1948-December 1949 5. AFSC and The Politics of Regional Development 6. AFSC, the Economic Survey Mission, and Regional Development 7. The AFSC and UNRWA: The End of UNRPR 8. International Security and the Question of 'Reintegration' 9. Assessing the AFSC as an Early NGO 10. Conclusions