|UNRWA celebrates International Labour Day|
|02 May 2013|
UNRWA marked International Labour Day yesterday with a celebration to recognize the work of the Agency’s Job Creation Programme (JCP), which provides temporary job opportunities and creates sustainable projects for thousands of Palestine refugees.
|Major Food Donation to the Palestinians from Brazil
|28 April 2013|
Brazil’s major rice producing state, Rio Grande do Sul, through the Federal Government of Brazil, has donated 11.500 metric tons of rice stocks to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). The announcement was made in Jerusalem’s Shufa’at refugee camp
|West Bank women take charge, improving livelihoods and decreasing unemployment rates|
|22 April 2013|
In the West Bank, Palestine refugee women are taking advantage of UNRWA’s Job Creation Programme (JCP) to develop their professional and personal lives.
|Priority job creation programme to replace direct cash assistance|
|21 March 2013|
UNRWA has announced that starting on 1 April 2013, more than 10,000 of the poorest refugee families from UNRWA’s Social Safety Net Programme will receive priority placement in the Job Creation Programme (JCP), securing at least three months of employment and income during a 24-month period. This new system replaces the practice of providing direct cash assistance on the basis of $10 US per person per three-month period, which UNRWA regretfully must cancel due to funding constraints.
|Rasha’s dreams lost in rubble after recent conflict|
|12 December 2012|
More than half of the population of Gaza is under the age of 18. For these 800,000 boys and girls, daily life is characterised by conflict, poverty, loss of hope, and little freedom of choice or movement.
|EU Ambassador visits Palestine refugee family in Baqaa camp
|04 December 2012|
UNRWA's Director of Operations in Jordan Marta Colburn and EU Ambassador in Amman HE Joanna Wronecka today visited the rehabilitated home of a Palestine refugee family in Baqaa camp, Jordan.
|UAE Red Crescent provides sheep for Gaza families during Eid el Adha |
|25 October 2012|
The United Arab Emirates Red Crescent (UAERC) has generously donated USD 54,451 towards the distribution of sheep for poor families in Gaza during the Muslim feast of Eid el Adha.
|First day at UNRWA schools in Gaza|
|05 September 2012|
Unlike children in many other parts of the world, UNRWA students in Gaza attend classes amidst difficult conditions that affect all aspects of their lives – both inside and outside of the classroom.
|UAE Red Crescent assists over 12,000 poor families in Gaza during Ramadan|
|31 July 2012|
The United Arab Emirates Red Crescent has generously contributed one million dirhams (USD 272,000) to UNRWA to assist needy refugees in Gaza during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
|UNRWA celebrates social workers in Gaza|
|02 April 2012|
Recognising the contributions of social workers who provide services to Palestine refugees, UNRWA celebrated Social Work Day on 26 March throughout the Gaza Strip.
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