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26 June 2013
Finland’s Minister for International Development, Heidi Hautala, visited the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) Summer Fun Weeks programme in Gaza today. She was hosted by Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi who also briefed her on UNRWA’s work in the region as well as the...
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UNRWA Commissioner-General welcomes singer, Mohammad Assaf, to UNRWA headquarters in Gaza
26 June 2013
The Commissioner General of UNRWA, Filippo Grandi, welcomed Arab Idol winner, Mohammad Assaf, to UNRWA headquarters in Gaza, and thanked him for accepting the role of UNRWA’s first ever “Regional Youth Ambassador for Palestine Refugees”.
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25 June 2013
For the third year in a row, UNRWA will be able to invite nearly 6,000 Palestine refugee children in the West Bank to participate in the EU-UNRWA Summer Fun Days, thanks to generous funding from the European Union.
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“Arab Idol” Winner Mohammad Assaf named UNRWA Regional Youth Ambassador for Palestine Refugees
22 June 2013
Filippo Grandi, Commissioner General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), has named 23-year-old Mohammad Assaf as the first UNRWA Regional Youth Ambassador for Palestine Refugees. This follows Mohammad winning the Arab Idol crown and reflects his personal commitment to Palestinian refugees and to...
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21 June 2013
At around 10:00pm on 19 June 2013, at least three mortar shells struck Khan Eshieh Palestine refugee camp just outside Damascus. It was not clear which party to the conflict fired the shells. One shell hit an UNRWA school accommodating 260 displaced Palestine refugees. At least five Palestine refugees, including two...
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