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2015 UNRWA Photo
30 July 2015
The European Union (EU) has donated EUR 2 million (US$ 2.2 million) to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to support the Agency’s emergency response for Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS) living in Jordan. The donation will help the Agency to preserve the resilience and mitigate the vulnerability of...
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Al-Khair Foundation signs MoU with UN Agency for Palestine refugees. © 2012 UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan.
28 July 2015
In line with its commitment to improving the lives of the poor, Al-Khair Foundation (AKF), the third largest Muslim charity in the United Kingdom, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
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2015 UNRWA photo
26 July 2015
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency, UNRWA, is holding an extraordinary session of its Advisory Commission today, to discuss the Agency’s most severe financial crisis ever. The Commission will review the growing risk that UNRWA may have to delay the start of the academic year in some 700 schools for half a...
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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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