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© 2014 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
18 March 2015
18 March 2015 | Issue 85 More than half a million Palestine refugees are directly affected by the conflict in Syria. The UNRWA response aims to preserve refugees' resilience through the continuation of UNRWA services and humanitarian assistance. For a more detailed overview, see the Agency's 2015 Syria regional crisis...
Emergency Reports
Director of UNRWA Affairs in Syria Michael Kingsley-Nyinah (left) and Anis Nacrour, Acting Head of the EU Delegation to the Syrian Arab Republic. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Ahmad Al-Ameen
11 March 2015
Representatives from the European Union (EU) and UNRWA met last week in Amman to discuss UNRWA support to Palestine refugees whose lives have been devastated by the brutal conflict in Syria. The event commemorated the partnership between the two organizations, which has helped UNRWA provide critical emergency relief...
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Sweden Consul General Ann-Sofie Nilsson (second from right) meets UNRWA school children in Shu’fat refugee camp on 9 March 2015 © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Alaa Ghosheh
09 March 2015
Sweden is to increase its annual contribution to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to US $ 36 million. This represents an additional SEK 18 million (USD 2 million). This does not include Sweden’s contribution to the UNRWA emergency appeal, which amounts to SEK 40 million (US$ 4.8 million) this year...
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UNRWA School in Husseinieh, Damascus, February 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
27 February 2015
More than half a million Palestine refugees are directly affected by the conflict in Syria. The UNRWA response aims to preserve refugees' resilience through the continuation of UNRWA services and humanitarian assistance.
Emergency Reports
Jibril, left, lost two of his four grandchildren to hypothermia in the storms last month. The family now live in a tiny plastic-covered wooden structure in Beit Hanoun with a blanket for a door. Photograph by Belal Hasna
24 February 2015
Baby Salma died of hypothermia at just 40 days old. Her body was drenched with freezing rainwater. It was frozen “like ice-cream”. Gaza was hit by a severe winter storm called “Huda” in January. Salma was its youngest victim.
Features
Palestine refugees from Damascus queue at UNRWA’s Alliance Distribution Center to receive food packages, made possible by the generous funding of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Damascus, November 2014. © UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad.
18 February 2015
UNRWA distributes food parcels to over 93,000 families during first round of assistance
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Al Ashqar family near their demolished house. © UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
05 February 2015
Eight-year-old Aseel Al Ashqar fiddles quietly with a worn, pink blanket she has laid on the floor of the empty new bedroom in downtown Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip; the room she now shares with her four siblings. The holes in the blanket, she explains, are a consequence of a bomb that also wiped out her family home during...
Features
03 February 2015
A total of 9,503 families received shelter assistance packages today, Tuesday 3 February, after the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia generously repurposed US$ 13.5 million initially pledged to UNRWA for reconstruction in the Gaza Strip. The Kingdom, through the Saudi Fund for Development, responded with flexibility, allowing...
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27 January 2015
UNRWA has been forced to suspend its cash assistance programme in Gaza to tens of thousands of people for repairs to damaged and destroyed homes and for rental subsidies to the homeless.
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