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Director of UNRWA Operations in the West Bank, Scott Anderson (left), partakes in cutting the ribbon during the inauguration of the new health centre in Aqbat Jabr camp. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Riham Jafary
28 October 2016
UNRWA inaugurated the new UNRWA Health Centre in Aqbat Jabr refugee camp in the Jordan Valley in the West Bank. The Health Centre was constructed with a generous grant of US$ 1,900,000 from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, through the Saudi Fund for Development
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The Kuwaiti Ambassador Mansour Ayyad SH A Alotaibi (right) hands a cheque in the amount of US$5 million to the Director of the UNRWA Representative Office in New York, Richard Wright (left) in respect of pledges made by Kuwait at the Fourth International Pledging Conference for Syria held in London on 4 February 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo
28 October 2016
UNRWA is very pleased to announce a contribution of US$ 5 million received from the State of Kuwait in support of the Agency’s Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal
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UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krahenbuhl (left) met with the Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Margot Wallström (right), and several other senior officials during his two-day mission to Sweden. Photo Courtesy of Emelie Borg
21 October 2016
On 21 October, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl concluded a two-day visit to Stockholm, during which he met with senior government officials, parliamentarians, and researchers to highlight the long-standing partnership between Sweden and UNRWA and raise awareness of the current challenges facing Palestine...
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Khan Dunoun Camp, Rif Damascus, Syria. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
18 October 2016
Norway announced an additional US$ 5.5 million contribution to the Agency’s Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal, bringing their total contribution to the Appeal in 2016 to an unprecedented US$ 10.3 million
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UNRWA distributed ‘Dream Bags’ to 6,550 Palestine refugee students in the Gaza Strip, thanks to a generous contribution from RKK, a Japanese organization. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
17 October 2016
UNRWA has distributed ‘Dream Bags’ to dozens of Palestine refugee students across the Gaza Strip, thanks to a generous contribution from RKK- a Japanese organization
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UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (left) and Japanese Ambassador for Palestinian Affairs of Japan to the Palestinian Authority, Takeshi Okuba (right), shake hands. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Isabel De La Cruz
09 October 2016
The Japanese Ambassador for Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to the Palestinian Authority, Takeshi Okubo, and UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl signed an agreement for a approximately US$ 4 million contribution from Japan to support the Agency’s food assistance programme in Gaza for the fifth...
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06 October 2016
Members of the European Parliament’s Budget Control Committee and the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs visited Lebanon and Jordan to observe the challenging conditions of Palestine refugees and the dedicated efforts of UNRWA to sustain services to this vulnerable population, assisted by generous...
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In this iconic photograph from the UNRWA Film and Photo Archive, a convoy of trucks carries refugees and their belongings from Gaza to Hebron in the West Bank. © 1949 UN Archives Photographer Unknown
22 September 2016
The Danish Representative Office in Ramallah, UNRWA and the Danish House in Palestine open a three-day exhibition featuring a selection of previously unpublished photos from the UNRWA Film and Photo Archive
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UNRWA distributed 695 live sheep to 2,085 Palestine refugee families in the Gaza Strip, through the “Supporting Poor Families during Al-Adha Eid” project, thanks to a generous contribution from Islamic Relief USA. ©UNRWA Gaza 2016. Photo by Tamer Hamam.
14 September 2016
On 8 and 10 September, UNRWA distributed 695 live sheep to 2,085 Palestine refugee families, thanks to a generous contribution from Islamic Relief USA (IR USA) for the Muslim Al-Adha Eid celebration
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File: UN Photo/Rick Bajornas
08 September 2016
“I stand before you with an urgent and simple message: the necessity to keep alive hope and dignity for Palestine Refugees,” UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl tells the assembled delegates at the 146th session of the Arab League’s Council of Ministries of Foreign Affairs
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