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UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (left) and German Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin. © German Federal Foreign Office
22 May 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl has praised the remarkable support from Germany for Palestine refugees – particularly refugees in Gaza – during an official trip to Berlin this week. Germany is the second-largest supporter of the UNRWA response to the humanitarian crisis resulting from the 2014 conflict in...
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Nov. 27, 2013, Beqaa Valley. © 2013 UNRWA Photo by Shafiq Fahed
22 May 2015
UNRWA has been forced to suspend monthly cash assistance for housing to Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS) living in Lebanon. Starting July 2015, more than 43,000 Palestine refugees from Syria in Lebanon who receive monthly cash assistance of US$ 100 per family towards housing and US$ 27 per person towards food will...
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© UNRWA Photo
20 May 2015
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency, UNRWA, is delivering improved health services to millions of Palestine refugees across the Middle East because of root and branch reforms. These are the findings of a new report from UNRWA’s Health Department published today in Geneva
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UN Officials: Israel must halt plans to transfer Palestinian Bedouins
20 May 2015
The Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory, James W. Rawley, and the Director of UNRWA Operations West Bank, Felipe Sanchez, expressed their grave concern today that Israel is rapidly advancing plans to transfer Palestinian Bedouins in the central West Bank from their current communities.
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Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) Vice Chairman and Managing Director H.E. Eng. Yousef Ibrahim Al-Bassam (second from left) and UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (second from right) during the signing ceremony. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
20 May 2015
The Government of Saudi Arabia has signed seven agreements totaling US$ 111.5 million in assistance for Palestine refugees through the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).
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