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2013 UNRWA Photo by Alaa Ghosheh
01 September 2015
The United States has announced a generous additional contribution of US$ 15 million to the UNRWA General Fund, which will enable the Agency to open its schools on time for the 2015/16 school year. The latest commitment brings the total US contribution to the General Fund in 2015 to US$ 165 million. The United States...
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© 2015 UNRWA Photo
01 September 2015
Today the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), Mr. Pierre Krähenbühl, signed into agreement the first two components of a newly concluded $35 million projects package. The two components, worth $19.5 million, were signed with His Excellency Eng. Yousef Ibrahim Al Bassam, the Vice...
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A Palestine refugee student displaced from Syria in class, Ramallah Elementary Coed School, Shatilla Camp, Lebanon. © 2013 UNRWA Photo
31 August 2015
The Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has stepped forward with a generous US$ 15 million contribution in support of the critical UNRWA education programme. The pledge comes at a crucial time, as a US$ 101 million funding shortfall had put at risk the start of the school year for the 685 UNRWA schools that...
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UNRWA Schools Open On Time Thanks to US$ 15 Million Kuwaiti Pledge
28 August 2015
A generous pledge of US$ 15 million from the Government of Kuwait will help enable UNRWA to open its schools on time for the 2015/16 school year
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22 August 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl has expressed his deep gratitude for the exemplary support, commitment and understanding from host country governments as UNRWA has strived to close its core budget deficit in recent months.
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