|UNRWA plants olive tree for head of OPEC Fund for International Development|
|15 July 2012|
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has honoured Director-General Suleiman Al-Herbish of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) by planting an olive tree in Palestine in recognition of longstanding support for the UN agency.
|Silatech and UNRWA collaborate on empowering young Palestinian entrepreneurs|
|28 February 2012|
Silatech and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) have signed today an agreement to provide innovative financial services to thousands of young Palestinian entrepreneurs in the Levant region.
|How one small loan brought a refugee family back together|
|01 February 2012|
“Eight years ago, I was one of UNRWA’s ‘special hardship cases’,” says 49-year-old Ezzeddine Abdel Aziz el Saleh. Unable to afford housing for his family, Ezzeddine sent his seven children to live with their grandparents.
|New from UNRWA – July 2011|
|26 July 2011|
UNRWA’s new publications this month include a focus on youth outreach in microfinance and an analysis of the labour market in Gaza and the West Bank.
|ILO grants US$ 100,000 for refugee women entrepreneurs|
|19 July 2011|
The International Labour Organization and UNRWA signed a memorandum of understanding at Ankar Suites in Ramallah today, to support Palestine refugee women starting their own businesses, for an amount of US$ 100,000.
|Improve the quality of life for small business owners, microentrepreneurs, and poor households through the provision of credit, aiming at sustaining jobs, decreasing unemployment, reducing poverty, economic empowerment of women, youth and the aged, and the provision of income generating and asset building|
|Women refugees pull their families out of poverty|
|08 March 2011|
“I heard about UNRWA loans from my neighbour. She told me that I can take a loan to start my own business”, explains Amneh Abu Salim. Amneh, better known as Um Hussein, is a 60 year old mother of 12 living in Baqa’a camp in Jordan.
|Palestine refugee wins Aqaba Development Award|
|21 October 2010|
Palestine refugee Ala’edeen Al-Shalabi (32) runs a workshop for maintaining air conditioning units in Al-Shalaleh in Aqaba. A loan from UNRWA helped him buy new tools and remodel his workshop.
|Three new agreements signed between Gaddafi Foundation and UNRWA|
|12 August 2010|
The Gaddafi Foundation, one of the leading charitable foundations in the Middle East and North Africa, has signed three new agreements with UNRWA.
|Sewing talent helps send family to university|
|05 July 2010|
The coffee table is inundated with beads, threads, pieces of cloth, needles and thimbles. Lying on the floor around it are balls of coloured yarn. In the middle of it all, 51-year-old Raja Hajja sets to work.
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