assistance

Islamic Relief USA Supports UNRWA
26 August 2014
Islamic Relief USA and UNRWA recently announced an agreement for the provision of emergency food assistance and emergency non-food items, worth a total of US$ 6,000,000, to Palestine refugees in the Gaza Strip. This contribution will provide three months coverage of food needs to 140,729 individuals and distribution...
Press Releases
Shareef Sarhan/UNRWA Archives
21 August 2014
A resumption of hostilities between Hamas and Israel over the past 48 hours has placed even greater urgency on the need for continued support and protection of civilians in Gaza. As numbers in its shelters climb to almost 280,000, UNRWA remains extremely concerned about the current and ongoing humanitarian crisis that...
Press Releases
Additional Vital Assistance from the Ruler of Dubai Coordinated by the International Humanitarian City to Conflict-Affected Palestinians in Gaza
19 August 2014
Amman The last of a total of 24 aid airlifts from Dubai, generously funded by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, landed today at Marka International Airport in Amman. The humanitarian airlift operation which started on 21 July...
Press Releases
20 June 2014
The Government of the Netherlands has contributed US$ 1.97 million to support the UNRWA emergency assistance programme in the Gaza Strip. This contribution is vital to improving living conditions in the coastal strip, where the population faces a continued downward spiral as a result of the blockade imposed on it for...
Press Releases
Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl Calls for End to Blockade of Gaza
17 April 2014
The first official visit to the Gaza Strip by UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl has received high-profile coverage in local, regional and international media.
Official Statements
Yarmouk, the refugee camp that shames the world
11 February 2014
Tens of thousands of Palestinian refugees trapped in a Syrian camp by the war are enduring appalling conditions that ought to concern all of us. Christopher Gunness, spokesman for the UN relief effort, says humanitarian aid must be stepped up The lexicon of man's inhumanity to man has a new word – Yarmouk. The camp,...
Features
Safe and Dignified Cash Assistance in Lebanon
06 November 2013
For the first time in Lebanon, Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS) don’t need to wait in lines or visit distribution centres to receive cash assistance. Those who have recorded their details with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) need only stop by any ATM across the country to withdraw their cash.
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