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During his three-day mission to Germany, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (left) met with the Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier (right), and several other high-level officials. Photo Courtesy of the German Federal Foreign Office
20 October 2016
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited Munich and Berlin on 17, 18 and 19 October for a series of high-level meetings aimed at further strengthening the strategic UNRWA-Germany partnership and increasing awareness of the Agency’s work
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Pierre Krähenbühl, UNRWA Commissioner Commissioner-General, and Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission. Photo by Jennifer Jacquemart Courtesy of the European Union.
16 June 2016
During UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl’s visit to Brussels, Belgium, from 13 to 16 June 2016, the EU and UNRWA agreed to renew their Joint Declaration for the period from 2017 to 2020
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© 2017 UNRWA Photo by Ali Hashisho
20 January 2017
On 20 January 2017, UNRWA hosted a ceremony at the Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Culture in Beirut to honour 112 young Palestine refugee graduates and awardees of university scholarships funded by the European Union in Lebanon
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Mohammad al-Rameh, Neirab camp, Aleppo, Syria © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Ahmad Abu Zeido
16 January 2017
“The price of food has largely increased because the roads are no longer safe and living costs have become more expensive,” explains Mohammad a 52-year-old vegetable seller and father of six from Neirab camp in Aleppo, Syria
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05 January 2017
The contribution will allow UNRWA to provide a decent standard of living and ensure universal access to basic education for Palestine refugees in Gaza
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16 December 2016
The European Union has contributed an additional EUR 20 million in support UNRWA core programmes, including education, health, and relief and social services
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Abel Piqueras Candela, Rrepresentative of the Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon, and the UNRWA team pose with a group of the Fair’s participants. Hoops Club, Beirut. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Ali Hashisho
16 December 2016
On 15 December 2016, UNRWA opened the fifth annual Academic Fair in Lebanon to support young Palestine refugees in their pursuit of future educational and professional opportunities
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30 November 2016
On 24 November, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl concluded a two-day visit to Ankara, during which he met with senior members of the Government of the Republic of Turkey, senior representatives from Turkish aid institutions and Turkish parliamentarians to raise awareness of the current challenges facing...
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Courtesy of the Netherlands Embassy to Jordan
29 November 2016
The Netherlands Embassy in Jordan announced on Monday, 28 November, a contribution of EUR 2 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of education services provided by the Agency to Palestine refugee children from Syria. This announcement comes as...
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SFD Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, H.E. Eng. Yousef al-Bassam (second from right) shakes hands with UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl after signing the agreements. © 2016 UNRWA Photo
28 November 2016
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, through the Saudi Fund for Development, has contributed US$ 67 million to UNRWA for projects to be implemented in Gaza, the West Bank and Jordan. The three agreements were signed today by the SFD Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, H.E. Eng. Yousef al-Bassam, and UNRWA Commissioner-...
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