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$2.5 million boost for UNRWA schools in East Jerusalem
03 April 2014
East Jerusalem Three schools in East Jerusalem have become the grateful recipients of a US$ 2.5 million grant from the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID). OFID Director-General Suleiman Al-Herbish, who is currently on an official visit to Palestine, signed an agreement to this effect with the Deputy...
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Survey of Businesses in Syria: Overwhelming Destruction and Displacement
02 April 2014
An UNRWA survey of its microfinance programme in Syria has found the impact of the conflict to be “overwhelming and traumatic”, with the vast majority of its clients displaced and in need of humanitarian assistance. The survey was conducted in what the report calls “an economic catastrophe”, from which it says the...
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Pierre Krähenbühl Assumes Post as UNRWA Commissioner-General
30 March 2014
Following his appointment by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in November 2013, Pierre Krähenbühl assumes office today as the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)
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Filippo Grandi Ends Term as UNRWA Commissioner-General
28 March 2014
"I take away with me after nearly a decade a profound attachment to this land and its people. They will find justice in the end.”
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Spanish Students Visit Aida Camp
27 March 2014
West Bank On 18 March, a UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) delegation brought over a dozen Spanish students from different Catalan universities to the Palestine refugee camp of Aida, in the West Bank. It was the first time these students had visited a refugee camp, where they saw young people like them living in...
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