Food Assistance

UNRWA and WFP distribute one-time exceptional food parcels to families in Gaza
12 August 2014
As part of its continued response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza, UNRWA has partnered with WFP to provide one-time exceptional food parcels to more than 140,000 families across the Strip. The distribution is being coordinated with the Ministry of Social Affairs as a joint effort to help ensure sufficient...
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 UNRWA Launches Ramadan Appeal for Palestine Refugees in Syria
16 June 2014
UNRWA has launched a Ramadan Appeal for US$ 27 million to enable Palestine refugees trapped in Syria to be able to buy food in Ramadan.
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Zakat Foundation Supports Food for Yarmouk Families
10 June 2014
Washington, DC The Zakat Foundation of America (ZF) and American Friends of UNRWA (UNRWA USA) have partnered to provide immediate emergency food aid to Yarmouk, sharing a deep concern for the Palestine refugees in the war-ravaged camp in the southern suburbs of Damascus. In March, Zakat Foundation and UNRWA USA signed...
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UNRWA Staff Union Donates for Yarmouk
14 April 2014
Members of the Area Staff Union (ASU) at the Amman Headquarters of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) have generously donated two days’ salary to help the Palestinian civilians trapped in Yarmouk. Their contribution of US$ 12,008 has been used to purchase food for the parcels being delivered into Yarmouk camp,...
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Surviving a Conflict Entering Fourth Year, How Much Longer to Go?
27 March 2014
“Lord have mercy. People have died. What is this world we live in?” says an old man, sobbing. “Does no one care? Where has people’s humanity gone?” Amid striped sunlight and pools of standing water, standing on Rama Street in Yarmouk camp, I look up in dismay at the burned façade of a building, its third floor gutted...
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Yarmouk, the refugee camp that shames the world
11 February 2014
Tens of thousands of Palestinian refugees trapped in a Syrian camp by the war are enduring appalling conditions that ought to concern all of us. Christopher Gunness, spokesman for the UN relief effort, says humanitarian aid must be stepped up The lexicon of man's inhumanity to man has a new word – Yarmouk. The camp,...
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