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24 March 2014
The Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), Filippo Grandi, laid the cornerstone today for an innovative project to construct an environmentally friendly, zero-emission ‘green school’ in Khan Younis, in southern Gaza. The project has come about after intensive work by the Agency’s engineers in...
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UNESCO and UNRWA Sign Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) To Renew Sixty-Four Year Partnership
21 March 2014
The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), which provides assistance and protection to nearly five million Palestinian refugees, and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to...
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In January 2014, when UNRWA was able to complete its first humanitarian distribution in Yarmouk after almost six months of siege, it was met by thousands of desperate residents on the destroyed main street. © 2014 UNRWA Photo
19 March 2014
Jerusalem The image of crowds of Palestinians lining up for UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) food parcels, which has emerged as an icon of the Syria conflict, is to be displayed simultaneously on the massive electronic billboard in New York’s Times Square and its Asian equivalent in Tokyo’s Shibuya district. This...
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Mohammad Cheppih, Head of External Relations, Help Syria Through the Winter (HSTTW) and Sven Berthelsen, D/DUO UNRWA Jordan, shake hands following MOU signature. Amman, 3 March 2014.
03 March 2014
Amman In Amman, Sven Berthelsen, Deputy Director of Operations for the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Jordan, accepted a generous contribution of US$ 50,000 from Help Syria Through the Winter Foundation (HSTTW), a humanitarian relief foundation from the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Dedicated to responding to the...
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Over 30 Celebrities ask the UN “What are you doing about Syria?”
15 March 2014
Third Anniversary Ceasefire Appeal by Leading Arts and Entertainment Figures Joint Press Releas: The Hoping Foundation and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) London, Jerusalem Over 30 leading film makers, writers, artists, musicians and public figures have come together in a...
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