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UNRWA and WFP Launch the UNRWA Food Voucher Program in Hebron Governate
15 August 2014
East Jerusalem On 12 August 2014, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) launched the food voucher programme in the Old City of Hebron in collaboration with the WorldFood Programme (WFP). UNRWA Director of Operations in the West Bank Mr. Felipe Sanchez, Country Director and...
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Health and hygiene a continuing priority at UNRWA emergency shelters; new awareness campaign to be implemented by beneficiaries
13 August 2014
After a month of hostilities and with more than 220,000 women, men and children still taking refuge in UNRWA schools in Gaza, UNRWA continues to implement new initiatives in an effort to maintain the health and cleanliness of its shelters. This week, a hygiene and water campaign was launched in 90 shelters across all...
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UNRWA and WFP distribute one-time exceptional food parcels to families in Gaza
12 August 2014
As part of its continued response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza, UNRWA has partnered with WFP to provide one-time exceptional food parcels to more than 140,000 families across the Strip. The distribution is being coordinated with the Ministry of Social Affairs as a joint effort to help ensure sufficient...
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Bahrain Stands With Gaza
12 August 2014
The Royal Charity Organisation (RCO) of Bahrain has pledged $5.5 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for reconstruction efforts in the heavily damaged Gaza Strip. In a separate agreement $200,000 worth of urgent essential supplies will also be provided by RCO through UNRWA for Palestinians...
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Qatar sends help to Gaza through UNRWA
08 August 2014
The Government of Qatar has pledged $1 million to support the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) emergency assistance programme in the Gaza Strip. It has also chartered a cargo of food items and medical supplies for UNRWA to distribute in Gaza.
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