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Palestine refugees in Yarmouk, Syria. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohamed
23 July 2015
The United States Government is providing a new US$ 13 million contribution to the UNRWA Syria crisis response. The United States is the largest single-country UNRWA donor, and with this contribution, the U.S. total contribution to date towards the Agency’s 2015 Syria Emergency Appeal will be US$ 76.4 million. “The...
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Young fishermen are receiving short-term vocational training courses at UNRWA Gaza Training Centre. © UNRWA 2015 Photo by Khalil Adwan
22 July 2015
As a result of the blockade and related access restrictions 3,000 fishermen in Gaza do not have access to 85 per cent of the maritime areas agreed in the 1995 Oslo Accords. This has strongly reduced the fish catch in Gaza, once a principal part of the Gaza diet, and affected the livelihoods of fishermen. UNRWA...
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Members of a community-based organization are preparing the distribution of hot meals for poor refugees in Deir El-Balah, central Gaza. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Ahmad Awad
16 July 2015
From 12 to 14 July, many poor families in the Gaza Strip received daily hot meals through UNRWA thanks to the generous donation from the UAE-based Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation (KBZF). The donation covered the costs of over 9,550 hot meals that have reached approximately 28,670 abject poor individuals who did...
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© 2014 UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
14 July 2015
US$ 1.46 million in funding made available for outstanding rental subsidy payments (US$ 556,900) to cover the period from September to December 2014 and US$ 500 reintegration grants to replace lost household goods (US$ 909,500) will reach 2,499 refugee families across the Gaza Strip. The families can access this...
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Beneficiaries receive UNRWA food parcels, made possible with generous support from the UAE. Sahnaya, Damascus. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
10 July 2015
Generous support from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is making a meaningful difference to Palestine refugees in Syria as they celebrate the holy month of Ramadan this year. In 2014, the UAE donated US$ 15 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) food assistance programme in Syria. While this...
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