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UNRWA Welcomes Italian Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs to Gaza
03 September 2013
The Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Italian Republic, Lapo Pistelli, has concluded his first official visit to the Gaza Strip. Minister Pistelli met with Robert Turner, Director of Operations in Gaza for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). Mr Turner...
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Saudi Campaign Supports Food Assistance for Displaced Palestine Refugees in Jordan
29 August 2013
With the support of a generous contribution from the Saudi Campaign for the Relief of the Syrian People, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) was able to provide valuable support, during the month of Ramadan, to Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS) who had fled to Jordan. The Saudi...
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Back to School at UNRWA: Over 50% of Agency Schools in Syria Closed Due to Conflict
01 September 2013
2013: Ensuring Quality Education in Times of Emergency As children around the world prepare to go back to school this fall, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) regrets to announce that over half of its schools in Syria have closed, affecting nearly two thirds of Palestine refugee students there. UNRWA...
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433 students graduate from UNRWA Siblin Training Centre
23 August 2013
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) held a graduation ceremony for 433 graduates at its Siblin Training Centre in Saida. The graduation ceremony was attended by the Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon Ann Dismorr, and the Palestinian Ambassador to Lebanon Achraf Dabbour,...
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Building Resilience through Education
26 September 2013
On 21 August, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) hosted the 'Education Development and Support for Children’ conference, in Damascus, to discuss the achievements of the Agency’s education reform, launched in 2011, and update stakeholders about its progress. The annual two-day...
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