Tag: United States
|Summer Games photo exhibit opens in Washington, DC|
|03 August 2011|
In support of UNRWA’s Summer Games, American Friends of UNRWA (AFU) will be presenting the photo exhibit, “Summer Games in Gaza,” in Washington, DC on 5 August.
|Gaza kids grab kite-flying Guinness World Record back from China |
|29 July 2011|
Thirteen thousand children taking part in UNRWA’s Gaza Summer Games crowned a golden season of three Guinness World Records by smashing a fourth yesterday, for the largest number of people flying kites simultaneously.
|Gaza kids the best in the world – hands down|
|21 July 2011|
More than 5,000 children attending UNRWA Summer Games in the Gaza Strip have created the largest-ever handprint painting. At a stadium in Khan Younis, southern Gaza, some 1,500 children gathered to unveil the canvas that covered 5,922.2 square metres, smashing the previous Guinness World Record.
|A goal for Gaza: At 2011 Summer Games, 2,011 children set football world record
|14 July 2011|
The children of Gaza today set their second Guinness World Record in as many weeks, for the largest number of footballs dribbled simultaneously. 2,011 children gathered in Kherbit El-Addas, Rafah, to attempt the record breaker.
|Gaza’s children parachute into record books for third year in a row|
|30 June 2011|
Keeping their feet firmly on the ground, Gaza’s children stormed into the Guinness Book of World Records for the third year straight today, as they broke the record for the world’s biggest parachute game.
|UNRWA: A Good Investment for American Taxpayers|
|03 March 2011|
The historic popular uprisings in Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East are forcing the United States, for the first time in decades, to recalibrate American priorities there.
|Picking up the pieces in Nahr el-Bared|
|01 March 2011|
This is the second part of a two-part photo-essay depicting the life of Palestine refugees in Lebanon’s refugee camps. The photographs in this essay are all from the temporary shelters in the areas adjacent to Nahr el-Bared camp and were taken in late September 2010.
|UNRWA Gaza documentary wins film festival award|
|08 December 2010|
No Sharp Objects, an UNRWA documentary that follows a group of Gazan teenagers as they take a remarkable journey to the United States, won the award for Best Film (Human Rights) at the We the Peoples Film Festival in London last month.
|US Will Contribute $60 Million to UNRWA|
|22 June 2010|
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced today that the United States will be making an additional contribution of $60.3 million to UNRWA to support the Agency's core budget and special projects in the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan.
|President Obama Announces New Funds to UNRWA for Gaza and the West Bank|
|13 June 2010|
President Barack Obama has unveiled a 400 million US dollar package of new funds for Gaza and the West Bank, which includes 50 million US dollars for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency.