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2015 UNRWA photo
01 May 2015
US$ 1.37 million in funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through KfW Development Bank and the Japanese Government, available as first instalment for supporting home repairs of severe damages, will reach 388 refugee families across the Gaza Strip next week. They will...
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UNRWA distributes life-saving assistance to displaced civilians from Yarmouk in Yalda, April 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
30 April 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl highlighted the critical needs faced by Palestine refugees and was updated on France’s efforts to achieve durable peace in the Middle East during his first official visit to Paris this week.
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UNRWA has completed three successful missions to Yalda, adjacent to Yarmouk, 14 April 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
29 April 2015
The United States Government announced a new US$ 6 million contribution to UNRWA on 24 April, making the United States one of the first donor countries to respond to the Agency’s April 17 call for funds to support Yarmouk. Announced at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in the Middle East, the...
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A doctor measures the blood pressure of a patient in the Beit Hanoun co-ed ‘C’ Collective Centre. With the new donation received from Islamic Relief USA, UNRWA will be able to increase its provision of primary health care in collective centres. © 2015 UNRWA  Photo by Khalil Adwan.
28 April 2015
Since 2013, Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) has donated US$ 12.6 million to support Palestine refugees in Gaza through UNRWA, enabling the Agency to run services ranging from the distribution of food packages to the provision of milk and snacks for UNRWA students or the disbursement of emergency non-food items such as...
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The director of UNRWA Lebanon and the acting representative of UNICEF Lebanon light the Palestiniadi torch marking the beginning of the event
28 April 2015
UNRWA, in partnership with UNICEF, has launched Palestiniadi, a three-day sports event for children and youth in Palestine refugee camps and gatherings in Lebanon. In its seventh year, Palestiniadi brings together more than 300 Palestine refugee children from Lebanon, Palestine refugees from Syria in Lebanon and...
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