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Acting President of the General Assembly H.E. Dr. Mwaba Patricia Kasese-Bota, the Permanent Representative of Zambia to the United Nations, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen , I wish to join the Acting President of the General Assembly in welcoming you to today’s pledging conference for UNRWA. I am grateful for the opportunity to do so from the UNRWA offices in the Gaza Strip and pleased to introduce to you three UNRWA students that are here with me today: Razan, Ahmad and Rua. At the outset, I wish to recognize the extraordinary support and efforts from so many of those present in the room...
Signing agreement ceremony in Riyadh by UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl and HE Dr. Abdullah al-Rabeeah, Adviser at the Royal Court and General Supervisor of KSRelief.© Courtesy of the King Salman Center for Humanitarian Aid and Relief (KSRelief)
The King Salman Center for Humanitarian Aid and Relief (KSRelief) has contributed US$ 1 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to help provide urgently needed food assistance to Palestine refugees in Syria. The contribution was detailed in the first cooperation agreement between KSRelief and UNRWA, which was signed in Riyadh on 27 November by UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl and HE Dr. Abdullah al-Rabeeah, Adviser at the Royal Court and General Supervisor of KSRelief. “I would like to express my deepest gratitude to...
Courtesy of the Netherlands Embassy to Jordan
The Netherlands Embassy in Jordan announced on Monday, 28 November, a contribution of EUR 2 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of education services provided by the Agency to Palestine refugee children from Syria. This announcement comes as part of the Dutch government’s launch of a special regional fund in response to the Syria crisis to support affected countries, including Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq. In Jordan, funds are allocated to programmes targeting Jordanians and refugees from Syria. Speaking at the...
Photo Courtesy of the Representative Office of the People’s Republic of China to the Palestinian National Authority
The Government of the People’s Republic of China has contributed US$ 300,000 to UNRWA in support of the Agency’s core programmes and services for Palestine refugees, including education, health, relief and social services and camp improvement
Qabr Essit camp, Rif Damascus, Syria © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
On 17 October 2016, UNRWA inaugurated the newly reconstructed Dallata/Beit Jibreen School for 2,100 students in Qabr Essit camp, 15 km southeast of Damascus. The school building, which was completely destroyed in the conflict in 2013, was rebuilt and upgraded this year with the generous support of the people of Japan
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Twelve-year-old Rana in Qabr Essit camp, Syria. October 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
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Mr. Adrian Chadwick, OBE, Regional Director Middle East and North Africa at the British Council, visiting the UNRWA Asma Elementary Co-ed A School in Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Rushdi al-Sarraj
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