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An UNRWA social worker assesses the household situation of a Palestine refugee in Gaza.© 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
01 June 2015
On 31 May, UNRWA restarted poverty assessment home visits in Gaza after a year-long interruption, during which the Agency engaged in intensive efforts to improve the quality, fairness and speed of the process, which serves to determine eligibility for food assistance and other poverty-targeted services. During this...
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Ninth grade students living in Yarmouk and Lebanon arrive to board at an UNRWA school to prepare and sit for national exams. UNRWA Alliance School, Damascus, May 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammed
01 June 2015
Palestine refugee students have been returning to the besieged refugee camp of Yarmouk, Damascus, after they spent the past two weeks taking national exams outside the camp. A total of 152 ninth grade students were involved. “I am looking forward to returning to Yarmouk to see my family. I have been here for two weeks...
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EAC Director Dr. Mary Joy Pigozzi and UNESCO-UNRWA Education Director Dr. Caroline Pontefract visit an UNRWA preparatory girls’ school in North Amman. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
01 June 2015
UNRWA welcomed Educate A Child (EAC) Director Dr. Mary Joy Pigozzi, to brief her on the ongoing UNRWA/Educate A Child programme. Educate A Child is a global programme founded by Her Royal Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser of Qatar’s Education Above All Foundation.
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31 May 2015
UNRWA today introduced an Agency-wide smoking ban across all its installations. Starting today, there will be a complete ban on smoking and the use of any tobacco products on all UNRWA premises – indoor and outdoor – except for designated smoking areas.
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28 May 2015
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) has announced a new SEK 40 million (US$ 4.8 million) contribution to the UNRWA Emergency Appeal for the occupied Palestinian territory. The Emergency Appeal addresses the humanitarian needs of Palestine refugees in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, including...
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