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09 December 2014
East Jerusalem The UN General Assembly has voted with an overwhelming majority to admit Brazil and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to full membership of the Advisory Commission of the United Nations Relief Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA); the Agency’s consultative body which advises on key...
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05 December 2014
UNRWA today welcomed a donation of US$ 1 million from the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The contribution will support emergency needs in Gaza, including reconstruction. The Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the United Nations, Ambassador Masood Khan, presented the...
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A worker stacks food boxes at UNRWA’s central warehouse in Damascus. © UNRWA/Taghrid Mohammad 2014.
07 December 2014
Pamplona Local Council, in Spain, has contributed to the UNRWA Syria Response Plan with EUR 10,000 (US$ 12,000) for food assistance that will be distributed among displaced Palestine refugees in Syria. This project, ‘Contributing to Food Security of Displaced Persons in Syria’, will support UNRWA efforts to ensure...
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03 December 2014
The Regional Government of Andalucía, in Spain, has contributed EUR 300,000 (US$ 364,000) to fund the distribution of food to about 525 families in Gaza over a period of four weeks, benefitting an estimated 2,625 people. The project addresses the effects of last summer’s 50-day conflict, which damaged or destroyed at...
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An iconic image from UNRWA’s newly digitized archive projected on the UNHQ building, Manhattan, New York as part of UNRWA’s Building Solidarity campaign, 2 December 2014.
03 December 2014
To mark the climax of the UN’s International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, an iconic image from UNRWA’s newly digitized archive has been displayed on buildings in eight cities across the world: Bangkok, Beirut, Dubai, Jakarta, Seville, New York, Tokyo and Vienna. As part of this campaign, a huge...
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