|Priority job creation programme to replace direct cash assistance|
|21 March 2013|
UNRWA has announced that starting on 1 April 2013, more than 10,000 of the poorest refugee families from UNRWA’s Social Safety Net Programme will receive priority placement in the Job Creation Programme (JCP), securing at least three months of employment and income during a 24-month period. This new system replaces the practice of providing direct cash assistance on the basis of $10 US per person per three-month period, which UNRWA regretfully must cancel due to funding constraints.
|Behind the Scenes at UNRWA|
|25 February 2013|
Tony Salman’s day begins at 7am with few breaks in between. Checking the various warehouses, inspecting imports, examining trucks and taking care of the distribution of food to vulnerable Palestinians..
|UAE Red Crescent provides sheep for Gaza families during Eid el Adha |
|25 October 2012|
The United Arab Emirates Red Crescent (UAERC) has generously donated USD 54,451 towards the distribution of sheep for poor families in Gaza during the Muslim feast of Eid el Adha.
|Brazil contributes US$ 960,000 for UNRWA’s education and food assistance in Gaza|
|02 September 2011|
The Government of Brazil, through its Representative Office in Ramallah, has announced a contribution of US$ 960,000 to UNRWA in support of the Agency’s education and social safety-net programmes in Gaza.
|UNRWA hobbled by unwieldy customs procedures on Gaza border|
|30 March 2011|
New security measures for transferring goods to Gaza will make it even more difficult for UNRWA to carry out its humanitarian work in the Strip, says the UN agency.
|Safety net for refugee families in Gaza|
|13 January 2011|
Many refugee families in Gaza suffer from extreme poverty, badly affecting parents and their children. UNRWA’s social safety-net programme responds to the needs of these most vulnerable refugees.
|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.
|Documenting Dispossession: UNRWA Launches New Refugee Registration Information System
|09 December 2009|
UNRWA has launched a new system to enhance the quality and efficiency of its services.
|Social safety-net programme|
|24 November 2009|
The relief and social services social safety-net programme is the only programme that caters to the needs of the most vulnerable Palestine refugees by delivering food aid and cash subsidies on a regular basis.
|Imm Ahmed: Supported by the social safety net in Jordan |
|01 November 2009|
Meet Fatima, better known locally and at home as Imm Ahmed. She lives with her husband and children in Jerash camp, Jordan. Residents of the camp depend heavily on UNRWA services.