|UNRWA and Dera’a Governorate join forces to raise environmental awareness though an environmental garden|
|15 June 2009|
UNRWA and the Dera’a Governorate joined forces today by inaugurating the Dera’a Environmental Garden which aims to increase levels of environmental awareness amongst the Dera’a community, particularly young people.
|Joint UNIACC Statement for the World Day Against Child Labour 2009 |
|12 June 2009|
Celebrated on June 12 each year, the World Day Against Child Labour calls the world’s attention to the plight of millions of girls and boys around the world who are victims of child labour. It highlights the dangers and hazards faced by children who work at an early age, and the action necessary to tackle child labour.
|US Government Contributes $55 million to UNRWA|
|10 June 2009|
On June 10, at the bi-annual meeting in Amman of the Advisory Commission (AdCom) for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, the U.S. Head of Delegation to the AdCom, Liana Brooks-Rubin announced a U.S. Government contribution of $55.3 million to UNRWA's General Fund, bringing the total U.S. contribution to UNRWA thus far in 2009 to $154.5 million.
|Japanese Ambassador visits Amman Training Center and UNRWA installations in Baqa’a camp|
|27 May 2009|
His Excellency the Japanese Ambassador to Jordan, Mr. Tetsuo Shioguchi, today visited UNRWA’s Amman Training Center, including the nursing section which was funded by a Japanese contribution of about $250,000.
|Supporting the most vulnerable Palestine refugees: EU funds guarantee UNRWA's social safety net programme in 2009 and 2010|
|26 May 2009|
Today, at a ceremony at UNRWA’s food distribution centre in Jabalia Camp, Gaza, the EU announced that it will be making a contribution of €39.7 million to help guarantee UNRWA’s Social Safety Net (SSN) programme in the occupied Palestinian territory.
|Marathon man barred from Gaza|
|24 May 2009|
Marathon runners appear to have become the latest item on the list of things banned from the Gaza Strip.
|Pope’s visit to Aida refugee camp sows "hope for the future"|
|14 May 2009|
Yesterday UNRWA was honoured to welcome Pope Benedict XVI to Aida refugee camp near Bethlehem where thousands had gathered to hear the Holy See deliver a message of hope and solidarity to the Palestine refugees.
|Spain contributes to upgrading health care to Palestinians in Shatila refugee camp|
|14 May 2009|
A newly reconstructed health centre has been officially inaugurated in Shatila refugee camp under the patronage and presence of His Excellency Mr. Juan Carlos Gafo, the Spanish Ambassador to Lebanon, and of Mr. Salvatore Lombardo, Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon.
|Palestine refugees in Syria support peace through football|
|07 May 2009|
Thousands of Palestine refugee football fans gathered across the region last night to witness a moment of historic proportions as the Palestine National Team competed valiantly against Belgium team FC Molenbeek Brussels in a friendly match dubbed "Goal for Peace."
|Austria contributes US$184,458 to UNRWA|
|07 May 2009|
The Beddawi Multi-Purpose Centre, constructed with a generous contribution from the Government of Austria through the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), was inaugurated today at Beddawi Camp.