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26 July 2015
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency, UNRWA, is holding an extraordinary session of its Advisory Commission today, to discuss the Agency’s most severe financial crisis ever. The Commission will review the growing risk that UNRWA may have to delay the start of the academic year in some 700 schools for half a...
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Palestine refugees in Yarmouk, Syria. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohamed
23 July 2015
The United States Government is providing a new US$ 13 million contribution to the UNRWA Syria crisis response. The United States is the largest single-country UNRWA donor, and with this contribution, the U.S. total contribution to date towards the Agency’s 2015 Syria Emergency Appeal will be US$ 76.4 million. “The...
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School Principal Basil Madi (right) and teacher Hanan Ashqar during a training on humanitarian principles at the New Gaza Elementary Boys A and B School in Gaza City. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
22 July 2015
Thanks to a United States-funded teacher training, UNRWA teachers in Gaza are better prepared to ensure their classrooms are safe, empowering environments for their students. The training focuses on United Nations humanitarian principles such as humanity, neutrality, impartiality, operational independence, and...
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UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl speaking at the biannual meeting of the UNRWA Advisory Commission in Amman. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Alaa Ghosheh
16 June 2015
"The isolation, exclusion and dispossession of Palestine refugees in Syria, Gaza, the West Bank, Jordan and Lebanon represent a time-bomb for the Middle East region", according to Pierre Krähenbühl, Commissioner General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency.
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16 June 2015
By Hasan Abu Nimah, Jordan’s former ambassador to the United Nations UNRWA is struggling to avert a critical financial crisis that threatens the essential operations of the 60-year-old UN agency for Palestine refugees. At a recent briefing in Amman, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl warned that the current...
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13 June 2015
Kuwait has donated USD 15 million to UNRWA for its work with Palestine refugees across the Middle East. The donation was announced at a ceremony in Geneva on 11 June, with the funds being passed to UNRWA by His Excellency, Mr Mansour Al-Otaibi, the Permanent Representative of the State of Kuwait to the UN at a...
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German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and UNRWA Director of Operations in Gaza Robert Turner in front of the inauguration plaque of Asma Prep Girls A&B school. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Ahmed Awad
03 June 2015
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited Gaza on 1 June to meet with refugee families and get a first-hand impression of the current situation in the Gaza Strip.
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28 May 2015
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) has announced a new SEK 40 million (US$ 4.8 million) contribution to the UNRWA Emergency Appeal for the occupied Palestinian territory. The Emergency Appeal addresses the humanitarian needs of Palestine refugees in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, including...
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Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) Vice Chairman and Managing Director H.E. Eng. Yousef Ibrahim Al-Bassam (second from left) and UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (second from right) during the signing ceremony. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
20 May 2015
The Government of Saudi Arabia has signed seven agreements totaling US$ 111.5 million in assistance for Palestine refugees through the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).
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