food assistance

Members of a community-based organization are preparing the distribution of hot meals for poor refugees in Deir El-Balah, central Gaza. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Ahmad Awad
16 July 2015
From 12 to 14 July, many poor families in the Gaza Strip received daily hot meals through UNRWA thanks to the generous donation from the UAE-based Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation (KBZF). The donation covered the costs of over 9,550 hot meals that have reached approximately 28,670 abject poor individuals who did...
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Beneficiaries receive UNRWA food parcels, made possible with generous support from the UAE. Sahnaya, Damascus. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
10 July 2015
Generous support from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is making a meaningful difference to Palestine refugees in Syria as they celebrate the holy month of Ramadan this year. In 2014, the UAE donated US$ 15 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) food assistance programme in Syria. While this...
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47-year old Kamal Abu Riyalah and other Palestine refugees receive their Suhoor food parcels funded by Islamic Relief USA and distributed by UNRWA in the Beach Camp Distribution Centre in Gaza city. Gaza 18 June 2015. © UNRWA 2015 Photo by Ahmad Awad.
25 June 2015
During 10 days of the holy month of Ramadan, UNRWA is distributing Suhoor food parcels to almost 2,000 poor refugee families in 12 food distribution centres in all areas of the Gaza Strip. This distribution has been made possible thanks to a generous contribution of US$ 200,000 by Islamic Relief USA. “I could not buy...
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Fatima receives UNRWA food assistance at the Alliance Distribution Centre in Damascus. It helps her family of seven meet their minimum nutritional needs. © 2014 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
17 June 2015
Food assistance provided by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), made possible by generous funding from the United Arab Emirates, is a crucial source of sustenance for Fatima and her six children. The family is among the 480,000 Palestine refugees in Syria who rely on UNRWA to provide for their minimum...
© 2014 UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
27 March 2015
UNRWA commenced an exceptional food distribution on 22 March as part of its continued early recovery response to the summer 2014 conflict. On the first day of distribution 3,302 families collected food parcels. Over the first four days a total of 15,299 parcels of flour, rice and oil, or approximately a third of the...
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© 2014 UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
26 March 2015
UNRWA provided 831 families with rental subsidies (Transitional Shelter Cash Assistance, TSCA) and 154 families with payments for severe repairs, both with funds totalling US $1.2 million from the German Development Bank KfW (Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau).
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22 March 2015
As part of its continued early recovery response to the summer 2014 conflict in Gaza, UNRWA is providing exceptional food parcels to approximately 47,000 families across the Strip. The distribution is an effort to help ensure sufficient access to food for people in Gaza and is timely as families struggle to make ends...
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© 2015 UNRWA Photo by Jamal Hamzeh
25 February 2015
For 55-year-old Jamal Hamzeh and his family, the UNRWA food assistance he received last November, made possible by generous support from the United Arab Emirates, has been a lifeline. Like the majority of the 480,000 Palestine refugees in Syria affected by the armed conflict, Jamal, his wife and five children rely on...