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40 orphans and their mothers gathered to attend an event held by UNRWA on the occasion of Arab Orphans Day at the UNRWA Rehabilitation Centre for the Visually Impaired in Gaza City. Photo credit: © UNRWA Photo by Ibrahim Darwish
09 April 2015
To commemorate Arab Orphans Day, on 5 April UNRWA has distributed clothes and school bags to dozens of Palestine refugee orphans all across Gaza. While the clothes were donated by the Spanish non-profit organisation Council of Orio – worth EUR 1,370 (approximately US$ 1,500) - and reached 76 children, the school bags...
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© 2014 UNRWA Photo
05 April 2015
UNRWA strongly appeals to all armed actors to cease hostilities that place civilians in acute danger and to withdraw immediately from civilian populated areas.
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03 April 2015
Palestine refugees who fled the conflict in Syria and sought refuge in Lebanon (PRS) are facing harsh living conditions and struggling to meet the basic needs of their families’ daily life. PRS women-headed households with children are in a particularly vulnerable situation during the harsh winter months. In response...
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US Pledges US$ 57.4 million to Support Palestine Refugees Affected by Syria Crisis
31 March 2015
The United States Government has announced a new US$ 57.4 million contribution to enable UNRWA to continue aiding Palestine refugees facing hardship, danger and dislocation because of the crisis in Syria.
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© 2014 UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
27 March 2015
UNRWA commenced an exceptional food distribution on 22 March as part of its continued early recovery response to the summer 2014 conflict. On the first day of distribution 3,302 families collected food parcels. Over the first four days a total of 15,299 parcels of flour, rice and oil, or approximately a third of the...
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