food assistance

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...
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© 2016 UNRWA Photo
11 February 2016
UNRWA is set to launch nutritionally-improved food assistance baskets for all 960,000 beneficiaries who are scheduled to receive food assistance who are scheduled to receive food assistance from the Agency during the April-June food distribution round.
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Khan Dunoun, Syria. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
01 February 2016
The Government of Italy has donated EUR 1 million (US$ 1.09 million) to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to support Palestine refugees in Syria, as they continue to cope with the worst humanitarian crisis in decades. As part of the assistance provided in response to the crisis in Yarmouk in April...
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18 December 2015
The Italian government has made a generous contribution of EUR 2.18 million (US$ 2,390,351) to provide food assistance to the most vulnerable Palestine refugees in Gaza through UNRWA
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© 2015 UNRWA Photo by Alaa Ghosheh
30 October 2015
Japanese Ambassador for Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to the Palestinian Authority Takeshi Okubo and UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl signed an agreement earlier today for a JPY 630 million (US$ 5.73 million) contribution from Japan to support the Agency’s food assistance programme for...
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Palestine refugees receive food assistance in the Tofah Distribution Centre in eastern Gaza City as part of the second (July – September 2015) of four annual rounds of UNRWA food assistance, generously supported by the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID). In total, 7,499 refugee families (42,519 individuals) have received food assistance thanks to the OFID contribution. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
13 October 2015
The OPEC Fund for International Development has responded to the UNRWA Emergency Appeal with a contribution of US$ 600,000 to support UNRWA emergency food distribution in Gaza
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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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