About UNRWA

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Year: 
2010
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In 2009, Arab countries pledged an impressive $106.83 million to UNRWA’s activities. The largest contribution
came from His Highness the Amir of Kuwait who donated $34 million for Gaza’s Emergency Appeal. It was followed
closely by Saudi Arabia’s pledge of $25 million for the...

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) administered the oath of office to Pierre Krähenbühl, Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), 20 April 2015. The Secretary-General (left) with Mr. Krähenbühl after the swearing in. UN Photo/Mark Garten
Year: 
2014
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Appointed by the Secretary-General in November 2013, Pierre Krähenbühl became Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees on 30 March 2014. As Commissioner-General, he serves at the level of Under-Secretary-General. A Swiss national born in 1966, Mr...

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Year: 
2008
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International estimates of the prevalence of special educational needs amongst school aged children vary between 10% and 20%. With a student population of 200,000 and an environment often hostile to child development, UNRWA faces a formidable challenge to effectively address the special...

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Year: 
2009
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The UNRWA Children and Youth Programme offers a range of activities and services to young Palestine refugees that are designed to encourage positive attitudes and healthy socialization of young people, along with building their confidence, self-esteem and communication skills.

UNRWA and neutrality
Year: 
2011
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Neutrality is critically important to United Nations humanitarian agencies – as well as ICRC and NGOs – to gain and maintain the confidence of all needed to operate independently, safely and effectively, especially in politically-charged or conflict situations. Neutrality is also a core...