Press Releases

16 March 2013
It is with great sadness that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has learned of the conflict-related death of Nasri Khalil Hasan, a member of its teaching staff in Syria. Nasri Hassan is the sixth UNRWA staff member to be killed in the Syria conflict.
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15 March 2013
In an interview with the UN News Centre, UNRWA Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi talks of the third conflagration to engulf Palestinians since he joined the agency in 2005. He warns that providing access and resources to the half a million Palestinian refugees trapped in Syria and spilling over its borders are among...
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12 March 2013
Amid rising deaths in Syria and funding shortfalls for humanitarian assistance, UNRWA Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi today called for more funds for civilians caught in “a messy, violent and tragic war.”
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08 March 2013
12 March 2013 Amman, Jordan The Government of Japan has announced a new contribution of US$15 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). This latest donation will contribute to the delivery of humanitarian aid for Palestine refugees in Syria as well as to the...
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08 March 2013
UNRWA celebrated International Women’s Day today by calling for an end to violence against women and girls, echoing the UN’s theme for the day: “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women.”
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