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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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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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Courtesy of the Principality of Monaco Delegation
25 November 2016
On 9 November, Programme Coordinator Emilie Silvestre and Programme Officer Laetitia Vecchierini from the Government of the Principality of Monaco visited the UNRWA Lebanon Field Office to see first-hand the implementation and achievements of Monaco-funded projects
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Photo Courtesy of the Representative Office of the People’s Republic of China to the Palestinian National Authority
24 November 2016
The Government of the People’s Republic of China has contributed US$ 300,000 to UNRWA in support of the Agency’s core programmes and services for Palestine refugees, including education, health, relief and social services and camp improvement
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Qabr Essit camp, Rif Damascus, Syria © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
17 November 2016
On 17 October 2016, UNRWA inaugurated the newly reconstructed Dallata/Beit Jibreen School for 2,100 students in Qabr Essit camp, 15 km southeast of Damascus. The school building, which was completely destroyed in the conflict in 2013, was rebuilt and upgraded this year with the generous support of the people of Japan
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US State Department’s Assistant Secretary of Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard (left) and UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (centre) cut the new school ribbon during the inauguration ceremony. © 2016 UNRWA Photo
14 November 2016
The U.S. State Department’s Assistant Secretary of Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard, and UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl inaugurated the newly constructed American-funded UNRWA school in Jabal Taj in Amman
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