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30 November 2012
The humanitarian and security situation in Syria has significantly deteriorated this week resulting in a rising death toll, continuing displacement and greater humanitarian needs, particularly in the areas of Aleppo and Damascus/Rif Damascus. Access to areas affected by armed conflict remains a major challenge to...
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30 November 2012
On the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people, Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation Gunilla Carlsson visited Burj Barajneh Camp in Beirut accompanied by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) Deputy Commissioner-General Margot Ellis, and...
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29 November 2012
Nineteen out of 21 UNRWA health centres were operating throughout the hostilities, with 60 to 70 per cent of staff voluntarily reporting to work at the nearest health centre to their homes.
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29 November 2012
For the second year running, India has donated USD 1 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency. The money will go towards UNRWA’s General Fund, which supports cores services such as education for some half a million children across the Middle East. In some 700 schools
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29 November 2012
Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi has concluded a visit to Baghdad, the first ever by a head of UNRWA. During the two-day visit, Grandi met with senior members of the Iraqi administration.
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