crisis

UNRWA and US Meet PRS in Beqaa
22 November 2013
Ann Dismorr, Lebanon field director for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), accompanied a delegation from the United States, headed by Kelly Clements, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM), to Quob Elias in the mid-Beqaa area
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UNRWA and ANERA Expand Cooperation in Lebanon
21 November 2013
Ann Dismorr, Director of Affairs in Lebanon for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) met on 21 November 2013 with Bill Corcoran, President and CEO of the American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA)
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Closing Remarks by Filippo Grandi,  Commissioner-General of UNRWA  at the Advisory Commission Meeting
20 November 2013
I want to underscore again our urgent worry for Syria’s trapped refugee communities, especially in Yarmouk, the challenges posed to Lebanon by the refugee flow, and our concerns about an impending social and economic implosion of Gaza with grave consequences for its population and for the security and stability of the...
Official Statements
Statement by Filippo Grandi, Commissioner-General of UNRWA, at the Opening Session of the Advisory Commission
18 November 2013
UNRWA was created to support refugees in their darkest hour - just after they were forced to leave their homes and land - and it has been with them ever since, trying to wrestle opportunities out of the challenging crises which a people exiled throughout a troubled region has had to face for more than six decades
Official Statements
What Teachers Can Do
07 November 2013
“I volunteered to help find safe locations for the students remaining in the camp to continue their coursework,” says Usama Tarboush, an UNRWA social studies teacher.
Features
UNRWA Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi
07 November 2013
The Palestinian refugee question remains at the heart of the quest for peace in the Middle East. Like refugees from other protracted conflict situations, Palestine refugees continue to be living proof of a conflict unresolved across generations
Official Statements
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.
Features
Education Above All for Palestine Refugees from Syria
31 October 2013
Doha A new agreement with the Educate a Child (EAC) programme of the Education Above All Foundation, signed in Doha, Qatar, will help the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) provide emergency education support to over 67,000 Palestine refugee children from Syria,...
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A War on Development: Second Report on Impact of Syria Conflict
30 October 2013
In partnership with the United Nations Development Programme and the Syrian Center for Policy Research and with important support from the European Union (EU), UNRWA has issued the second in a series of quarterly socioeconomic monitoring reports on the crisis in Syria.
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