food assistance

A worker stacks food boxes at UNRWA’s central warehouse in Damascus. © UNRWA/Taghrid Mohammad 2014.
07 December 2014
Pamplona Local Council, in Spain, has contributed to the UNRWA Syria Response Plan with EUR 10,000 (US$ 12,000) for food assistance that will be distributed among displaced Palestine refugees in Syria. This project, ‘Contributing to Food Security of Displaced Persons in Syria’, will support UNRWA efforts to ensure...
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03 December 2014
The Regional Government of Andalucía, in Spain, has contributed EUR 300,000 (US$ 364,000) to fund the distribution of food to about 525 families in Gaza over a period of four weeks, benefitting an estimated 2,625 people. The project addresses the effects of last summer’s 50-day conflict, which damaged or destroyed at...
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31 October 2014
UNRWA is grateful to the Basque Government for contributing EUR 200,000 (US$ 273,577) to the Agency’s Gaza emergency appeal. The Israeli blockade of Gaza entered its eighth year in June 2014 and continues to have a devastating effect by severely restricting access to markets and people’s movement to and from the Gaza...
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31 October 2014
A EUR 50,000 (US$ 65,000) donation from the Castilla la Mancha Regional Government will help almost 4,800 people in Gaza access their daily food needs.
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UNRWA and WFP Launch the UNRWA Food Voucher Program in Hebron Governate
15 August 2014
East Jerusalem On 12 August 2014, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) launched the food voucher programme in the Old City of Hebron in collaboration with the WorldFood Programme (WFP). UNRWA Director of Operations in the West Bank Mr. Felipe Sanchez, Country Director and...
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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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