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Children crossing a flooded street in Gaza City
27 November 2014
UNRWA has declared an Emergency in Gaza City, following extreme weather and severe flooding over the past 48 hours. No casualties or injuries have been reported, however hundreds of residents in the flooded areas around the Sheikh Radwan storm water lagoon have evacuated their homes. One UNRWA school and an UNRWA...
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First-place winner photo by Niraz Saied, Yarmuok camp, Syria.
26 November 2014
A timeless photograph capturing the anguish of children affected by the ongoing conflict in Syria has won first prize in the European Union-supported 2014 UNRWA youth photography competition.
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25 November 2014
Hikma Pharmaceuticals, the leading pharmaceuticals company in Jordan, is donating over 200,000 bottles of the antibiotic Amoxicillin, in addition to the cardiovascular medications Amlodipine and Blopress, to help Palestinians in the Gaza strip who were affected by the July-August conflict in Gaza. Donations were made...
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UNRWA Archives
24 November 2014
The Director of Operations of the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Office (ECHO), Jean-Louis De Brouwer, visited the UNRWA humanitarian programmes in Syria on Thursday 20 November.
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UNRWA Commissioner General Calls for Resolute Political Action
19 November 2014
The Commissioner-General of UNRWA, Pierre Krähenbühl, has said that “the pressures on Palestinians and Palestine refugees are immense and the threats to their lives, livelihoods and future are of such magnitude that hope is needed somewhere on the horizon. Hope”, he added, “in this most unstable region - can only and...
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