|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.
|On International Women's Day, UNRWA and the EU Celebrate Palestinian Women|
|08 March 2010|
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) today kicked off a week of celebrations in honour of International Women’s Day, 8 March 2010.
|Job Creation Programme Helps to ‘Green Palestine’|
|25 February 2010|
Barbara Shenstone, director of operations for UNRWA in the West Bank, yesterday planted an olive tree in the village of Burin, south of Nablus, in support of a project to create jobs and ‘green’ the local area, which sits close to the Israeli settlement of Yitzar.
|New population figures from UNRWA|
|22 January 2010|
According to a report published today by UNRWA, the total population of the occupied Palestinian territory grew by 30 per cent relative to the end of 1997.
|UNRWA Launches 2010 Emergency Appeal, Urges End to Conflict |
|19 January 2010|
Yesterday saw the English-language launch of UNRWA's 2010 Emergency Appeal at a meeting in East Jerusalem of representatives of the Agency and its major donors.
|Disability No Obstacle to Work With JCP|
|12 January 2010|
Ali Abu Al-Kabash is 52 years old. He has been blind since birth. Ali lives in Al Samuaa village in the Hebron area with his wife, who is a refugee from Gaza.
|UNRWA's European partners|
|02 January 2010|
One of UNRWA’s main partners, enabling it to provide crucial services to the Palestinians, is the European Union - the largest multilateral provider of international assistance to Palestine refugees.
|The Blue Balloon Takes A Final Flight|
|26 November 2009|
Yesterday saw the Blue Balloon take its final flight after a two month-campaign throughout the West Bank to share the commemoration of UNRWA’s 60th anniversary with young camp residents.