|Former UNRWA head wins Spanish Peace Prize|
|27 January 2011|
Karen Abu Zayd, the former Commissioner-General of UNRWA, has been awarded the annual Peace Prize of the United Nations Association in Spain (ANUE). In a ceremony in Barcelona, the jury recognised Abu Zayd’s strong commitment to resolving the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.
|Palestinian children provide inspiration for Spanish musician
|08 December 2010|
The image of thousands of Palestine refugee children flying kites in a record-breaking effort has provided the inspiration for a song; ‘Luces Errantes (Stray Lights)’, by Spanish musician Ismael Serrano, which is raising money for refugee children in Gaza.
|Cervantes Institute says ¡Hola! to Palestine refugee students|
|26 October 2010|
The Cervantes Institute in Damascus has granted four Palestine refugee students generous scholarships to study Spanish. The undergraduate students at the University of Damascus, won full, three-year scholarships to study the language at the Institute.
|UNRWA Signs Agreement With Government of Andalucía |
|30 November 2009|
The Andalusian International Development Cooperation Agency of the Regional Government of Andalucía (AACID) and UNRWA today signed a memorandum of understanding.
|Spain contributes to school rebuilding in Lebanon
|06 October 2009|
A newly reconstructed school, has been officially inaugurated in El Buss camp in the presence of the Spanish Ambassador to Lebanon and UNRWA's Director of Affairs in Lebanon.
|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.
|EUR 150,000 from the Spanish regional government of Baleares funds emergency food programme |
|05 May 2009|
In response to UNRWA’s 2008 Emergency Appeal, the regional government of Balearic Islands in Spain contributed with EUR 150,000 to the Emergency Food Aid programme for Bedouin and other herding communities in the West Bank.
|Zaragoza City Council contribute to the improvement of environmental conditions in the refugee camps of the West Bank|
|05 May 2009|
In response to UNRWA’s 2008 Emergency Appeal, the Spanish regional City Council of Zaragoza (capital of the autonomous community of Aragon) contributed with EUR 71,678 to UNRWA’s Emergency Environmental Health Programme in the West Bank.
|Palestinian children laughing with "Clowns Without Borders" – Spain|
|19 March 2009|
Thanks to the support of the Spanish local Council of Burgos, Clowns without Borders" (Spain) has been touring UNRWA schools in Lebanon, since 6 March 2009.
|Spanish committee music marathon raises voices and funds in aid of Gaza|
|02 February 2009|
The town of Quart de Poblet (Valencia) hosted on February 1st an Arts and Music Festival with the aim of raising funds in support of the population of Gaza. The event “València amb Gaza” was organised by the Palestinian Community in Valencia and UNRWA´s Spanish Committee.