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47-year old Kamal Abu Riyalah and other Palestine refugees receive their Suhoor food parcels funded by Islamic Relief USA and distributed by UNRWA in the Beach Camp Distribution Centre in Gaza city. Gaza 18 June 2015. © UNRWA 2015 Photo by Ahmad Awad.
25 June 2015
During 10 days of the holy month of Ramadan, UNRWA is distributing Suhoor food parcels to almost 2,000 poor refugee families in 12 food distribution centres in all areas of the Gaza Strip. This distribution has been made possible thanks to a generous contribution of US$ 200,000 by Islamic Relief USA. “I could not buy...
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© 2015 UNRWA Photo by Renaud Rodier
19 June 2015
UNRWA today launches a global Ramadan campaign to support the children of Gaza. #SOS4Gaza features seven children putting messages expressing their hopes and dreams in bottles, which they send to sea. The campaign is championed by UNRWA Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Youth and Arab Idol star, Mohammad Assaf. It is...
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18 June 2015
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) strongly condemns the parties responsible for fatal explosions on 16 June in Khan Eshieh Palestine refugee camp situated in the south-west of rural Damascus.
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UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl speaking at the biannual meeting of the UNRWA Advisory Commission in Amman. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Alaa Ghosheh
16 June 2015
"The isolation, exclusion and dispossession of Palestine refugees in Syria, Gaza, the West Bank, Jordan and Lebanon represent a time-bomb for the Middle East region", according to Pierre Krähenbühl, Commissioner General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency.
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13 June 2015
Kuwait has donated USD 15 million to UNRWA for its work with Palestine refugees across the Middle East. The donation was announced at a ceremony in Geneva on 11 June, with the funds being passed to UNRWA by His Excellency, Mr Mansour Al-Otaibi, the Permanent Representative of the State of Kuwait to the UN at a...
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