health

25 March 2015
The Ambassador of Brazil to Palestine His Excellency Paulo França, visited UNRWA’s Rimal Health Centre in Gaza City today to see the impact of Brazil’s medical support for Palestine refugees in Gaza.
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Unable to walk or speak but able to produce good furniture. © UNRWA Photo by Hannington Muyenje.
18 February 2015
They are a hidden population, whose size and needs are often little documented. Like anyone else, people with disabilities experience war and torture and seek refuge outside their home countries. However, their new places of safety – often camps – may lack sufficient infrastructure and services to address their needs...
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30 January 2015
The electronic queue system at Jerash health centre was made possible by a donation from Kanan Hudhud, a medical doctor based in the US. “I chose to fund the queue system in Jerash health centre because I believe the system will contribute to better utilization of resources and help protect the refugees’ privacy,” Dr...
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26 January 2015
Having fled from Jenin, Ahmed’s family sought refuge in Jordan in 1952. Two years later, Ahmed was born in tent in Irbid camp in Northern Jordan. “I received my first vaccination shot from an UNRWA health centre,” says Ahmed, who still lives in Irbid camp with his wife and six children. Ahmed recalls how UNRWA...
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Jaramana Temporary Collective Shelter, Jaramana Camp Damascus. © UNRWA/Taghrid Mohammad 2014.
22 December 2014
The Navarra Regional Government, in Spain, is donating EUR 120,000 (US$ 146,000) to UNRWA for the purchase hygiene kits for displaced Palestine refugees in Syria. This is the second contribution from the Navarra Regional Government for hygiene kits and will help maintain health standards for some of the most...
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A woman washes her clothes at Jaramana Camp Collective Shelter, Damascus. © UNRWA/Taghrid Mohammad 2014.
14 December 2014
Bilbao Local Council, in Spain, is donating EUR 25,000 (US$ 30,000) to purchase hygiene kits for displaced Palestine refugees in Syria. The project will help mitigate the impact of the conflict on some of the most vulnerable people in Syria. Since the beginning of the conflict in 2011, hundreds of thousands of...
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25 November 2014
Hikma Pharmaceuticals, the leading pharmaceuticals company in Jordan, is donating over 200,000 bottles of the antibiotic Amoxicillin, in addition to the cardiovascular medications Amlodipine and Blopress, to help Palestinians in the Gaza strip who were affected by the July-August conflict in Gaza. Donations were made...
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Regional government of Aragón, Spain, supports families affected by the emergency in Syria
09 November 2014
The regional government of Aragón, Spain, has donated EUR 40,000 (US$ 54,700) to help UNRWA provide hygiene kits to the most vulnerable Palestine refugees, including displaced children, women and elderly persons. Non-food items such as the hygiene kits provide important support to the health of the Palestine refugee...
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