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18 November 2014
For the second consecutive year, the Bizkaia Regional Government (BRG) will support Palestinian women in the Gaza Strip through the second phase of a 12-month project designed to prevent and protect women from gender-based violence (GBV) in Gaza. With a total budget of EUR 148,098 (US$ 188,180), the project will go...
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UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl, left, with Junya Matsuura, Ambassador for Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to the Palestinian Authority.
14 November 2014
Japanese Ambassador for Palestinian Affairs and Representative to the Palestinian Authority Junya Matsuura and UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl today signed an agreement whereby Japan will contribute an additional JPY 630 million (approx. US$ 5.8 million) for food aid to Palestine refugees. This generous...
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13 November 2014
The Agency for Cooperation for Development of the Basque Country has donated EUR 200,000 (US$ 257,000) to the UNRWA Syria Response Plan, contributing to UNRWA food distributions to Palestine refugees left devastated by the conflict in Syria. This generous funding will benefit approximately 7,700 Palestine refugee...
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Regional Study: Palestinian Refugee Students Attending UN Schools Achieve Above-Average Results on International Assessments
13 November 2014
According to a new report by the World Bank Group, Palestine refugee students attending UNRWA schools in the West Bank, Gaza and Jordan are achieving higher-than-average results in international assessments such as Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study and Program for International Student Assessment,...
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Regional government of Aragón, Spain, supports families affected by the emergency in Syria
09 November 2014
The regional government of Aragón, Spain, has donated EUR 40,000 (US$ 54,700) to help UNRWA provide hygiene kits to the most vulnerable Palestine refugees, including displaced children, women and elderly persons. Non-food items such as the hygiene kits provide important support to the health of the Palestine refugee...
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