|Finland announces additional EUR 1.5 million to UNRWA|
|21 May 2013|
During his visit to Gaza today, the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Finland Dr. Erkki Tuomioja announced an additional EUR 1.5 million to the General Fund of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
|Syria crisis situation update (Issue 47)|
|19 May 2013|
UNRWA continues to respond to the needs of Palestine refugees in Syria, distributing 1.1bn Syrian Pounds of cash assistance to 401,000 beneficiaries. The Agency operates in an increasingly challenging operational environment where armed conflict and threats to the lives and safety of UNRWA staff and refugees are commonplace. The number of refugees who have fled Syria to neighbouring Lebanon and Jordan also continues to rise.
|Bold Colours: Amman exhibit showcases UNRWA students’ artwork |
|17 May 2013|
Bold colours and unique art techniques have been luring crowds to Al-Thakafa Street, in Amman, Jordan, where a quaint art gallery housed “Our Paintings,” the 2nd exhibition organized by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).
|UNRWA and Germany establish Mosaic-making workshop|
|14 May 2013|
Snap. Pop. Snap. Bits of colorful limestone and granite scatter about the worktable as two young women clinch their wrenches, breaking bits of the stones for their most recent mosaic creation.
|UNRWA receives the HRH Prince El-Hassan Bin Talal Award for Scientific Excellence|
|13 May 2013|
UNRWA’s Wadi Seer Training Centre (WSTC) received the HRH Prince El-Hassan Bin Talal Award for Scientific Excellence this year for its Elevator Installation and Maintenance course. Granted annually,
|Syria crisis situation update (Issue 46)|
|12 May 2013|
UNRWA continues to respond to the needs of over 400,000 refugees in Syria, over half of whom have been displaced inside Syria by increasing levels of armed conflict in and around refugee camps in Damascus
|The United States supports UNRWA’s Emergency Work With Palestine Refugees from Syria|
|09 May 2013|
U.S. Secretary of State today announced a new contribution of USD 8.4 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, UNRWA, for the Agency’s programmes assisting refugees in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. The funds will help UNRWA respond to the critical needs of Palestine refugees affected or displaced by the Syrian conflict.
|Syria crisis situation update (Issue 44)|
|27 April 2013|
Palestine refugees in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan face increasing humanitarian needs due to growing vulnerability and displacement from areas of armed conflict. Approximately 200,000 refugees are now internally displaced in Syria, 90 per cent of whom have been compelled to flee their homes in Damascus,
|Syria crisis situation update (Issue 43)|
|20 April 2013|
Humanitarian needs continue to increase across Syria, with armed conflict occurring in and around Palestine refugee camps. Palestine refugees remain a particularly vulnerable group increasingly exposed to conflict-related death,
|UNRWA a key regional player in education development|
|02 April 2013|
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) contributed this week to two high-level regional education meetings in Amman, reaffirming its leading role in and engagement with regional dialogue on reforming education systems.