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UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (left) and Japanese Ambassador for Palestinian Affairs of Japan to the Palestinian Authority, Takeshi Okuba (right), shake hands. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Isabel De La Cruz
09 October 2016
The Japanese Ambassador for Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to the Palestinian Authority, Takeshi Okubo, and UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl signed an agreement for a approximately US$ 4 million contribution from Japan to support the Agency’s food assistance programme in Gaza for the fifth...
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UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (left) addresses the Nahr el Bared reconstruction meeting, calling on the international community to support the camp’s reconstruction. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Ali Hashisho
06 October 2016
The European Union has allocated EUR 12 million in support of UNRWA efforts for the reconstruction of the Nahr el‑Bared Camp in Lebanon. These funds come in addition to the EUR 24 million previously donated by the European Union to contribute to rebuilding the NBC
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06 October 2016
Members of the European Parliament’s Budget Control Committee and the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs visited Lebanon and Jordan to observe the challenging conditions of Palestine refugees and the dedicated efforts of UNRWA to sustain services to this vulnerable population, assisted by generous...
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UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (right) attended the opening of ‘The Long Journey’ exhibition at The Hague with the Dutch Minister of Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade, Lilianne Ploumen (centre), and the Mayor of The Hague, Jozias van Aartsen (left), during his two-day mission to the Kingdom of the Netherlands this week. Photo courtesy of Dirk-Jan Visser
05 October 2016
On 4 October, UNRWA Commissioner-General, Pierre Krähenbühl, concluded a two-day mission to the Netherlands, during which he met with several high-level Dutch officials and parliamentarians and attended the opening event of ‘The Long Journey’, a travelling exhibition of select photographs from the UNRWA Film and Photo...
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A teacher works with her students in an UNRWA school in Arroub camp, West Bank. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Alaa Ghosheh
05 October 2016
On World Teachers’ Day, UNRWA officially launched the final report on its Education Reform to celebrate the achievements of the Agency’s 19,000 teachers in transforming teaching and learning practices in its 692 schools
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