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03 August 2014
For the third time in less than six years, violence is devastating the Gaza Strip. Along with the rest of the people of Gaza, staff members of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) are in the line of fire. Since 20 July 2014, nine UNRWA staff members have been killed, humanitarian workers struck down by the pitiless...
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© 2014 UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
30 July 2014
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) is grateful to the Balear Government for its contribution of EUR 70,000 (US$ 95,109) in response to the Agency’s Emergency Appeal for the Gaza Strip. The prolonged blockade on the Gaza Strip has had a marked impact on residents’ ability to meet even their most basic...
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29 July 2014
A cache of rockets was found earlier today at an UNRWA school in central Gaza. The discovery came during a regular UNRWA inspection of the school, which was closed for the summer and not being used as a shelter. All the relevant parties have been notified.
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Queen Rania and Commissioner-General Discuss Support for Gaza
27 July 2014
As violence in the Gaza Strip seriously worsens the plight of the 1.8 million people trapped in the coastal enclave, support and solidarity from the international community becomes increasingly important. On 27 July UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl met at UNRWA Headquarters in...
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UAE Red Crescent Make $40 Million Pledge for Gaza Reconstruction
25 July 2014
East Jerusalem The United Arab Emirates Red Crescent Authority (UAERC) on 21 July donated $40.8 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for desperately needed relief and post-conflict construction efforts in the Gaza Strip. The enclave continues to be dramatically affected by Israeli military...
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