|New from UNRWA - April 2010|
|03 May 2010|
UNRWA publications in April included a survey of West Bank herding communities, an update on the emergency appeal for the West Bank and Gaza, and new factsheets about the Agency's work in Gaza.
|Job Creation Programme Organises a March on International Labour Day|
|01 May 2010|
The job creation programme (JCP) celebrated International Labour Day by organising a march for JCP’s beneficiaries in Nablus in the presence of Barbara Shenstone, director of UNRWA operations in the West Bank, and representatives from the local community.
|One Laptop Per Child and UNRWA Partner to Provide Laptops for Palestinian Children|
|29 April 2010|
One Laptop per Child, a non-profit organisation whose mission is to help provide every child in the world access to a modern education, is partnering with UNRWA to bring new learning opportunities to nearly half a million Palestine refugee children by 2012.
|West Bank emergency|
|28 April 2010|
The protracted humanitarian crisis in the West Bank has left the Palestinian population particularly vulnerable.
|Video: Bright idea takes Nablus girls to California|
|23 April 2010|
Three schoolgirls from Nablus have been chosen to represent Palestine at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in California next month. The girls developed an electronic cane to help visually impaired people get around.
|High food insecurity levels among Bedouins, a silent emergency in the West Bank|
|16 April 2010|
A food security and nutrition survey jointly carried out by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), has found unusually high levels of food insecurity and malnutrition among herder and Bedouin communities living in the Israeli-controlled Area C of the West Bank.
|Video: West Bank Bedouin facing crisis|
|14 April 2010|
The Bedouin community of Um Al Khayr near Hebron lives mere metres away, on the other side of a high wire fence, from the Israeli settlement of Karmel. Though they share a hilltop, life for the residents of these two communities is a world apart.
|Suleiman Alqam marks a lifetime with UNRWA|
|06 April 2010|
Suleiman Alqam has spent nearly 60 years with UNRWA. As he approaches retirement, the years he has spent with the Agency have left him grateful for the opportunities given to him.
|Palestine: Bridge Building for Development|
|28 March 2010|
I come before you as a representative of UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Middle East. As you know, UNRWA was established 60 years ago as a temporary agency to provide relief and support to refugees (approx 700,000 in number at the time) who had fled historic Palestine and lost their livelihoods between 1946 and 1948 in the conflict that accompanied the creation of the State of Israel.
|World Water Day: Running Dry in the West Bank|
|22 March 2010|
Many areas of the West Bank suffer from a chronic lack of water, especially during the hot and dry summer season. The lack of water results from a combination of a natural depletion of water resources and a competition for water with Israeli settlements in the West Bank where water frequently flows in abundance to water farms, gardens and swimming pools.