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Yarmouk residents gathered to await a food distribution from UNRWA in January 2014. © UNRWA Archives
05 January 2015
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) provided a US$ 50,000 grant to UNRWA through American Friends of UNRWA (UNRWA USA) in July 2014, contributing to the critical UNRWA food assistance programme for Palestine refugees in Syria. With this funding, UNRWA was able to provide parcels containing 10 days of food...
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31 December 2014
The last of nine shipments of wheat flour donated by Turkey to Gaza in 2014 has arrived in the coastal strip. The full donation of 15,000 metric tonnes, donated by the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of the Prime Ministry of the Republic of Turkey (AFAD), is worth US$ 6.25 million and will feed more than...
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JICA supports sanitation for internally-displaced persons in Gaza
24 December 2014
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has provided UNRWA with 137 cubic meters of chlorine, which is essential for water and sanitation activities in UNRWA-managed collective centres in the Gaza Strip.
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Jaramana Temporary Collective Shelter, Jaramana Camp Damascus. © UNRWA/Taghrid Mohammad 2014.
22 December 2014
The Navarra Regional Government, in Spain, is donating EUR 120,000 (US$ 146,000) to UNRWA for the purchase hygiene kits for displaced Palestine refugees in Syria. This is the second contribution from the Navarra Regional Government for hygiene kits and will help maintain health standards for some of the most...
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22 December 2014
The Bizkaia Regional Government has contributed EUR 118,000 (US$ 151,000) to an UNRWA project designed to prevent and protect women in the Gaza Strip from gender-based violence. Gender-based violence affects many women in the Gaza Strip. While there is limited data about this kind of violence, a 2011 study* from the...
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