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06 January 2015
East Jerusalem UNRWA welcomes the appointment by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of Sandra Mitchell as Assistant Secretary-General to serve as Deputy Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). She will replace Margot Ellis. The...
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Yarmouk residents gathered to await a food distribution from UNRWA in January 2014. © UNRWA Archives
05 January 2015
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) provided a US$ 50,000 grant to UNRWA through American Friends of UNRWA (UNRWA USA) in July 2014, contributing to the critical UNRWA food assistance programme for Palestine refugees in Syria. With this funding, UNRWA was able to provide parcels containing 10 days of food...
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31 December 2014
The last of nine shipments of wheat flour donated by Turkey to Gaza in 2014 has arrived in the coastal strip. The full donation of 15,000 metric tonnes, donated by the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of the Prime Ministry of the Republic of Turkey (AFAD), is worth US$ 6.25 million and will feed more than...
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JICA supports sanitation for internally-displaced persons in Gaza
24 December 2014
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has provided UNRWA with 137 cubic meters of chlorine, which is essential for water and sanitation activities in UNRWA-managed collective centres in the Gaza Strip.
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Jaramana Temporary Collective Shelter, Jaramana Camp Damascus. © UNRWA/Taghrid Mohammad 2014.
22 December 2014
The Navarra Regional Government, in Spain, is donating EUR 120,000 (US$ 146,000) to UNRWA for the purchase hygiene kits for displaced Palestine refugees in Syria. This is the second contribution from the Navarra Regional Government for hygiene kits and will help maintain health standards for some of the most...
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