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Queen Rania and Commissioner-General Discuss Support for Gaza
27 July 2014
As violence in the Gaza Strip seriously worsens the plight of the 1.8 million people trapped in the coastal enclave, support and solidarity from the international community becomes increasingly important. On 27 July UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl met at UNRWA Headquarters in...
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UAE Red Crescent Make $40 Million Pledge for Gaza Reconstruction
25 July 2014
East Jerusalem The United Arab Emirates Red Crescent Authority (UAERC) on 21 July donated $40.8 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for desperately needed relief and post-conflict construction efforts in the Gaza Strip. The enclave continues to be dramatically affected by Israeli military...
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Tkiyet Um Ali Moves Quickly for 75,000 Displaced Gazans
25 July 2014
In response to an appeal from the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNWRA) for emergency food supplies to help Palestinians displaced by the escalating violence and conflict in Gaza, Jordanian NGO Tkiyet Um Ali (TUA) has donated 15,000 family rations, which will help UNRWA feed 75,000 people for...
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Over 100,000 Displaced: UNRWA Appeals for Support
22 July 2014
As the violence engulfing Gaza enters its third week, Palestinians throughout the small coastal territory are being affected in ever-growing numbers. The ground offensive launched by the Israeli military only compounds the destruction and suffering already caused by shelling from land, air and sea. With hundreds dead...
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UNRWA strongly condemns shelling of a school in Gaza sheltering civilians and calls for an investigation
22 July 2014
East Jerusalem UNRWA condemns in the strongest possible terms the shelling of one of its schools in the central area of Gaza which was sheltering hundreds of Palestinians displaced by the current fighting. At approximately 1655 hours yesterday, UNRWA’s Maghazi Preparatory Girls School, in the Maghazi refugee camp,...
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