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Shareef Sarhan/UNRWA Archives
21 August 2014
A resumption of hostilities between Hamas and Israel over the past 48 hours has placed even greater urgency on the need for continued support and protection of civilians in Gaza. As numbers in its shelters climb to almost 280,000, UNRWA remains extremely concerned about the current and ongoing humanitarian crisis that...
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Additional Vital Assistance from the Ruler of Dubai Coordinated by the International Humanitarian City to Conflict-Affected Palestinians in Gaza
19 August 2014
Amman The last of a total of 24 aid airlifts from Dubai, generously funded by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, landed today at Marka International Airport in Amman. The humanitarian airlift operation which started on 21 July...
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UNRWA and WFP Launch the UNRWA Food Voucher Program in Hebron Governate
15 August 2014
East Jerusalem On 12 August 2014, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) launched the food voucher programme in the Old City of Hebron in collaboration with the WorldFood Programme (WFP). UNRWA Director of Operations in the West Bank Mr. Felipe Sanchez, Country Director and...
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Health and hygiene a continuing priority at UNRWA emergency shelters; new awareness campaign to be implemented by beneficiaries
13 August 2014
After a month of hostilities and with more than 220,000 women, men and children still taking refuge in UNRWA schools in Gaza, UNRWA continues to implement new initiatives in an effort to maintain the health and cleanliness of its shelters. This week, a hygiene and water campaign was launched in 90 shelters across all...
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UNRWA and WFP distribute one-time exceptional food parcels to families in Gaza
12 August 2014
As part of its continued response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza, UNRWA has partnered with WFP to provide one-time exceptional food parcels to more than 140,000 families across the Strip. The distribution is being coordinated with the Ministry of Social Affairs as a joint effort to help ensure sufficient...
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