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© 2016 UNRWA Photo
16 March 2016
UNRWA Director of Operations in Jordan Roger Davies and Deputy Chargé d'Affairs of the Embassy of United States of America Henry Wooster conducted a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction and expansion of the Baqa’a Main Health Centre
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© 2015 UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
15 March 2016
UNRWA and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a memorandum of understanding for the amount of US$ 31.8 million from the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD), a contribution that will cover the rehabilitation of more than 5,000 houses for Palestinian non-refugees affected by the 2014 hostilities in the...
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2016 Global Teacher Prize winner Hanan al-Hroub. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Alaa Ghosheh
14 March 2016
Palestine refugee and West Bank teacher, Hanan al-Hroub, has been awarded the Global Teacher Prize, known as ‘the Education Nobel’, for her work with traumatized children in the West Bank
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UNRWA Palestine refugee students participating in the kite-flying event in solidarity with the people of Japan remembering the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
13 March 2016
On the fifth anniversary of the most powerful earthquake ever recorded to hit Japan, messages of continued empathy and solidarity fly in the skies of Gaza. Over 1,000 Palestine refugee students from three UNRWA schools located in the Japanese housing project gathered to fly kites in commemoration of the disaster that...
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10 March 2016
UNRWA was able to disburse approximately US$ 2.6 million in funding available for reconstruction (US$ 1.8 million) and severe repair works (US$ 793,822). The funds will reach a total of 339 refugee families across the Gaza Strip. The families will be able to access this assistance through local banks next week...
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