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© 2015 UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
10 March 2015
On the fourth anniversary of the most powerful earthquake ever to hit Japan, a message of continued empathy and solidarity took to the skies of Gaza. On, Monday 9 March 2015, over 1,000 Palestine refugee students from UNRWA schools in Gaza gathered to fly kites in commemoration of the disaster that killed thousands of...
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Sweden Consul General Ann-Sofie Nilsson (second from right) meets UNRWA school children in Shu’fat refugee camp on 9 March 2015 © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Alaa Ghosheh
09 March 2015
Sweden is to increase its annual contribution to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to US $ 36 million. This represents an additional SEK 18 million (USD 2 million). This does not include Sweden’s contribution to the UNRWA emergency appeal, which amounts to SEK 40 million (US$ 4.8 million) this year...
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H. E. Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, Credit: © European Union 2015 – European Parliament
07 March 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited Brussels from 2 to 4 March to meet senior representatives of the European Union and the Belgian Government.
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First official visit of UNRWA Commissioner-General to The Hague
07 March 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl made his first official visit in office to The Hague on 5 March to discuss the cooperation between UNRWA and the Netherlands, and the current situation in UNRWA's Fields of operation. Mr. Krähenbühl met with Mr. Bert Koenders, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, senior...
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Children collecting TOMS shoes in Gaza. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Ibrahim Yaghi
06 March 2015
Washington, DC UNRWA is pleased to announce a partnership with TOMS to support Palestine refugee children in Jordan and Gaza. In addition to giving shoes to UNRWA students, TOMS supports local distribution expenses through its ‘Last-Mile Contribution’, which is used to cover the cost of freight, vehicle rentals, fuel...
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