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Cash assistance is a flexible and effective method of humanitarian aid. UNRWA Field Office, October 2014. © UNRWA Photo byTaghrid Mohammad 2014
20 January 2015
UNRWA gratefully acknowledges the timely and consistent support of the government and people of Germany for Palestine refugees in Syria. The German Ministry of Foreign Affairs contributed €2 million ($2.49 million) to the UNRWA cash assistance programme in July 2014, and an additional €2 million ($2.49 million) in...
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© UNRWA/Shareef Sarhan
13 January 2015
The Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, H.E José Manuel García-Margallo, visited Gaza today to see firsthand the situation following last summer’s conflict and to hear about the long-term humanitarian and political support required to help families in Gaza recover and rebuild. He also was interested...
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06 January 2015
East Jerusalem UNRWA welcomes the appointment by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of Sandra Mitchell as Assistant Secretary-General to serve as Deputy Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). She will replace Margot Ellis. The...
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Yarmouk residents gathered to await a food distribution from UNRWA in January 2014. © UNRWA Archives
05 January 2015
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) provided a US$ 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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