A Palestine refugee student displaced from Syria in class, Ramallah Elementary Coed School, Shatilla Camp, Lebanon. © 2013 UNRWA Photo
31 August 2015
The Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has stepped forward with a generous US$ 15 million contribution in support of the critical UNRWA education programme. The pledge comes at a crucial time, as a US$ 101 million funding shortfall had put at risk the start of the school year for the 685 UNRWA schools that...
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UNRWA Schools Open On Time Thanks to US$ 15 Million Kuwaiti Pledge
28 August 2015
A generous pledge of US$ 15 million from the Government of Kuwait will help enable UNRWA to open its schools on time for the 2015/16 school year
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20 August 2015
The Bizkaia Regional Government has pledged a contribution of EUR 119,997 to the UNRWA Syria Crisis Response that will go towards the provision of hygiene and baby kits for Palestine refugee families in Syria. Since the Syrian conflict began in 2011, the violence has escalated and continues to have a severe impact on...
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18 August 2015
The Navarra Regional Government has donated EUR 85,000 to UNRWA, which will support one mobile clinic for approximately three months in 2015. The right to health care is widely recognized by the international community, and these funds are crucial in guaranteeing that the most vulnerable Palestine refugees will have...
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12 August 2015
Saudi Arabia this week communicated to UNRWA that it has approved an assistance package worth US$ 35 million dollars. The majority will be spent on education and health in Gaza, on upgrading schools and health centres in Jordan, on the construction of three health centres in the West Bank and on maintaining buildings...
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2015 UNRWA Photo
30 July 2015
The European Union (EU) has donated EUR 2 million (US$ 2.2 million) to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to support the Agency’s emergency response for Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS) living in Jordan. The donation will help the Agency to preserve the resilience and mitigate the vulnerability of...
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UNRWA student Maram is off to the United States in late July to participate in the international youth exchange programme TechGirls. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Anwar Abu-Sakieneh
27 July 2015
Fifteen-year-old UNRWA student Maram is off to the United States in late July to participate in the international youth exchange programme - TechGirls. “I see photos and movies about the USA; participation in the programme is going to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” says Maram.
2015 UNRWA photo
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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