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Germany Supports PRS in Lebanon
16 December 2013
East Jerusalem The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) signed today another Agreement with KfW, the German Development Bank, for a contribution of EUR 5.7 million (US$ 7.8 million) to contribute to the Agency´s support to Palestine refugees that fled from Syria (PRS) to Lebanon. The...
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Letter addressed to President Jacob Zuma of South Africa from Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi on the passing of Nelson Mandela
07 December 2013
On behalf of all staff at UNRWA I would like to express sincere condolences on the passing of Nelson Mandela
Official Statements
05 December 2013
Beirut On 4 December, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) welcomed a delegation from the United Kingdom to the Palestine refugee camp of Dbayeh, on the outskirts of Beirut. The delegation, led by Simon Gass, Director General, Political at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, was accompanied by Roger...
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UNRWA Pledging Conference
04 December 2013
"For 2014, we have developed a core budget of 687 million USD with nearly zero growth," Deputy Commissioner-General Margot Ellis says at the UNRWA 2014 Pledging Conference
Official Statements
03 December 2013
Beirut On 11 November 2013, the European Union (EU) signed an agreement with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), under which the EU will provide EUR 12 million (US$ 16.3 million) towards the reconstruction of the Palestine refugee camp of Nahr el-Bared, in North...
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UNRWA and Saudi Arabia Launch West Bank Projects
29 November 2013
West Bank On 26 November 2013, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) held a ceremony launching a group of reconstruction projects funded by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, through its Saudi Fund for Development, at a total value of US$ 14 million. The ceremony was held...
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27 November 2013
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has called on Malaysia to show solidarity with Palestine refugees by increasing its support for UNRWA humanitarian work across the Middle East.
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UNRWA and US Inaugurate Jalazone School
20 November 2013
West Bank On Sunday, 17 November, Filippo Grandi, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), along with Felipe Sanchez, Director of UNRWA Operations in the West Bank, inaugurated the Agency’s Jalazone Coeducational School in the presence of US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kelly...
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UNRWA Welcomes Danish Minister to Gaza
21 November 2013
East Jerusalem On 20 November, the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), Filippo Grandi, welcomed Christian Friis Bach, Minister for Development Cooperation and acting Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Denmark, on an official visit to the Gaza Strip. In...
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Raising Awareness of Domestic Violence
30 September 2013
In Gaza, the Gender Initiative of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) works on both protection from and the prevention of domestic violence. The Domestic Violence Awareness-Raising in the Community (DV) project targets community members – women, men and youth – through training and discussion groups on...
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